The Mission: Hack the Future of Intelligent Cities

September 1, 2016

Current, powered by GE, held its first Hackathon at Internet of Things World. Using information stored on Current’s Intelligent Environment service, Predix, developers were challenged to address existing or future challenges that city mayors would want solved.

 

The competition: 220 developers with 48 hours to develop an app. The outcome: 15 apps developed. The reward: $30,000 in cash and prizes.

The Chosen One

Ciklum iconCiklum
A defibrillator app that alerts 911 when in use and guides its user through lifesaving procedures. Using information from Current, powered by GE, and
multiple partners, the app can pinpoint emergencies and deliver a photo or video of the medical scene for situational awareness.
 

“IoT is now evolving beyond simply connecting devices to improve experiences—it can be used to save lives.”

Patrick Mahaffey
Managing Director, Ciklum


Honorable Mention Apps

Valet iconValet
Provides virtual parking assistance that guides users to a geographically ideal, available, metered spot.
 

 

WeGrow icon

WeGrow
Provides data about light, water and soil conditions to firms that 
adopt community gardens.
 

 

Community Board iconCommunity Board
Equips city planners with vital information needed to make parking development decisions.
 

 

GoGoKart
Helps food trucks find prime locations.

 

 

Digital Cane iconDigital Cane
Helps blind citizens navigate city streets.

 

 

 

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