Device for dyslexia wins top prize at Hackathon 2018

Students from KCJ College of Engineering have created a device that helps school children with kinesthetic dyslexia.

The amazing invention has won the top position at the Smart India Hackathon 2018 - Hardware Edition.

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that makes reading and writing difficult for children and affects their educational performance.

The second and third position at the Hackathon went to the teams that came up with a solution to the problem of lost baggage at airports.

The edition of the Hackathon was conducted by the Union Human Resources Development Ministry to encourage creative and scientific thinking among Indian students.

The competition was started after 27 ministries and departments and 17 state governments shared their problems online.

After that more than one lakh students from more than 1,200 high schools sent in their solutions to the ministry.

A team of students from the Guru Nanak Institute of Technology in Kolkata presented a special gloves that can convert hand gestures of the person into audio using a smartphone app.

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