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Auckland Hackathon sparks problem-solving with emerging IoT and AR technology

In September the University of Auckland was abuzz with a NZ-first – a hackathon focused on the emerging industrial applications for technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Augmented Reality (AR). The Hackathon was held in collaboration between Callaghan Innovation, LEAP Australia, and the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Engineering and gave six multidisciplinary student teams the chance to develop and present IoT and AR-based solutions to a series of real-world problems submitted by local industry. The main aims driving the university to hold this Hackathon were to: demystify IoT and AR for both students and industry allow students to use available commercial off-the-shelf IoT and AR software to tackle real-world problems in a short timeframe deliver implementable solutions which also closely consider the...
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