AT&T IoT Hackathon yields new solutions

atnt webSAN FRANCISCO, CA: The AT&T Developer Program and MWC Americas invited the public to innovate and build what’s next in technology on Sept. 9-10 at the WeWork Embarcadero Center in San Francisco.

Creative thinkers participated in a special Internet of Things (IoT)-focused hackathon where people of all skill levels brought in their unique perspectives to hack cutting edge hardware and create positive change.

First prize of $2,500 went to Revolution 11’s Smart Manhole Cover, which notifies the user when a manhole cover has been opened and uses sensors that track and convey information on what is contained below it. Second prize of $1,500 went to a team that developed a prototype of a smart device that triggers an alarm in the event that the user’s valuables (bicycle or laptop) are interfered with in their absence. Finally, an honorable mention went to an LTE-M based solution with the ability to track schoolchildren as they arrive at school or into their classroom.

AT&T and Connected Healthcare
AT&T’s booth within the GSMA Innovation City featured several revolutionary connected health devices, all connected by AT&T Internet of Things. All of the devices used AT&T wireless connectivity, which makes remote monitoring easier and more accessible.

• Aira* helps people who are blind or visually impaired get through everyday tasks. Using AT&T-connected smart glasses, Aira’s groundbreaking assistive technology helps people tackle new challenges while giving them more independence.

• Health developed the Mabu Robot. The robotic care management platform is scalable and affordable. And it interacts with patients – like a human. Mabu remembers information, learns about the patient and personalizes conversations.

AT&T and Mobike
Mobike, the world’s largest smart bike sharing service, is working with AT&T* and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., to support its station-free smart bikes in the U.S.

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