Swabi, September 30, 2022 (PPI-OT):Team WES participated in the URRAAN: Gender, Tech, and Mobility Hackathon held by LUMS. The competition required us to come up with a solution for different problem statements given.
Our problem statement was Walkability: How women face issues when walking on the footpaths, waiting for busses, and just going about their normal life while being in a public space. To cater to the issues, we proposed a device that could alert the authorities and people nearby in case of any inappropriate doings.
The device was a microprocessor chip that could be attached to anything that a woman was wearing, a watch, necklace, bracelet, or even tie up as a band under her sleeve. The chip would be activated through speech recognition.
Open buying the chip, the person who was going to use it could customize it and feed a safe word that would later activate the chip. When the chip is activated, it will send the location coordinates to the nearest Police Station while also ringing an alarm and a very high-intensity light. This will be done to startle the intruder.
Our proposed solution was able to secure the second position in the competition with a monetary prize of 30,000Rs. The following members participated in the competition:
Erum Iftikhar (Batch 29)
Imtesal Ameena (Batch 30)
Afiya Rehman (Batch 31)
Rafay Mustafa (Batch 31
For more information, contact:
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI)
Topi 23640, District Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Fax: +92-938-281032, +92-938-281041