May 13, Santa Clara, CA – For the second consecutive year, Ciklum’s engineering team has won the IoT For Cities Hackathon at the Internet of Things World Event 2016, the largest IoT conference in the world. Ciklum’s team developed an integrated platform to alert first responders and record vital data to save lives when an autonomous external defibrillator (AED) is in use.
During the 2-day hackathon on May 11-12, Ciklum’s team united the best of our U.S. Engineering and core Ukrainian R&D talent to compete with over 200 developers, data scientists, makers, and urban experts from all over the world in solving the problems facing connected cities today and in the future.
Ciklum has leveraged proprietary heart rate monitor technology to create a prototype for a smart AED that instantly connects users to first responders to accelerate response time and, ultimately, save lives in the event of a cardiac emergency. Using Amazon Echo’s Alexa, “helpers” can speak to the first responders, who are receiving live data on patient health to make every second count. The platform was built using Current powered by GE for real-time locational data, Cisco Spark for communication, and Pitney Bowes APIs for geolocating and PSAP look-up. As the grand prize winner, Ciklum’s team was awarded the $ 10,000 prize.
“As the urban population’s’ needs are changing and growing we need to solve the problems affecting today’s and tomorrow’s cities. Cardiac disease is the USA no.1 Killer, Ciklum’s team brings to life a solution that saves time and lives in leveraging smart technologies and connected devices in an intelligent infrastructure and connected City. I am very proud of the Ciklum Team in winning one of the world’s largest IoT hackathons; this demonstrates that our team is capable of producing real-world solutions addressing these challenges” says Craig Wilson, CRO, Ciklum
In April 2016, Ciklum’s IoT team has won the Garage 48 IoT & Machine Learning Hackathon with the ScoofyNet prototype, a network of smart connected devices using machine learning techniques. The same month Ciklum’s R&D team member has won the first International NASA’s Hackathon in Ukraine with a jet plane for Mars investigation using CO2 from Mars surface as a jet force.
Internet of Things World is the world’s largest and most comprehensive IoT event. It highlights transformational IoT topics and industries, including smart homes and cities, connected healthcare, wearable devices, autonomous cars, and intelligent energy. Over 10,000 people and 200 exhibitors attended the event over three days, which for the first time combined Internet of Things World, Future Connected Cars, Wearable World Congress, and Apps World North America.