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Two teams from Bucharest are winners at 24-hour Hackathon organized by Deutsche Bank and NGO Autistica

Two teams of specialists from the DB Global Technology center in Bucharest are among the winners of the international hackaton organized by Deutsche Bank and autism research charity Autistica on November 9th and 10th . Autistica is one of Deutsche Bank's UK Charities of the Year. The event aimed to develop prototype apps to help young people with autism.

2016-11-16 13:37:04

The hackathon brought together more than 150 technology and design experts from Deutsche Bank from seven cities: London, Frankfurt, Bangalore, Bucharest, Cary, Pune and St. Petersburg. From Bucharest 27 employees divided into three teams represented the DB Global Technology center in the 24 hour competition.

A panel of judges from Deutsche Bank, Autistica and King's College London evaluated 18 prototypes that were designed to fulfil three core functions: to provide information that helps users understand anxiety, offer advice on managing panic attacks and share longer-term strategies for coping with anxiety.

The overall winning team, "The Graduates" in London, created a diary app that helps users manage their anxiety levels. If a user posts an ‘anxious' state, the app provides help including a breathing exercise and an option to revisit 'happy moments' posted earlier in the diary. It also allows users to share their data for research into the mental health of autistic individuals.

The "Red Team" and the "Blue Team" from Bucharest were awarded in the categories "Best user experience" and "Most innovative app" respectively.

"It is an important achievement for our technology center. The fact that Romanian specialists had the opportunity to develop technologies that make a real difference into the lives of autistic people is a success in itself; the fact that two of our teams were among the winners is an inspiration to us all," said Marian V. Popa, General Manager of DB Global Technology.

The Red Team developed a "Behaviour Tracker" App, which helps to identify, monitor and manage the symptoms of anxiety in children and adolescents with autism, in real-time. The application works using a medical sensor, SmartWatch or fitness bracelet, to monitor the user's pulse and offer real time solutions to overcome the difficult moments: breathing exercises, audio and video materials etc. The team achieved a unique performance by delivering a fully functional application at the end of the event, ready to use, and it won the title for "Best user experience app".

The Blue Team developed "Autistica App", awarded as "Most innovative app" at the hackaton. It brings together people who suffer from anxiety and specialists who can offer personalized advice in real time. The purpose is to teach sufferers to become gradually independent in managing the symptoms.

Deutsche Bank will give all coding created at the hackathon to Autistica, which will seek funding to develop the prototypes further.


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