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NEFU master’s student Sardana Ivanova won the international hackathon


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NEFU master’s student Sardana Ivanova won the international hackathon

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Master’s student of NEFU Institute of Mathematics ad Informatics Sardana Ivanova, as a member of the international team, won Ultrahack. The team, composed of young programmers from Russia, Finland, the USA and India, won in the category "Henalth". Hackathon was held in Helsinki from November 25 to 27, where more than 100 teams worldwide participated.

Co-founder and Director General Mikko Järvilehto, noticed in his speech, that Ultrahack is a combination of hackathons, accelerator services and the open innovation platform. "We're trying to create something that did not exist before. Classic Hackathons revolve around one theme, and we combine several industries and all related technologies. This year we have ten tracks for different tasks", said the director general.

Project presented at the Ultrahack, aims to improve the psychological and physical condition of the elderly, using virtual reality technology, according to Sardana Ivanova. "By using headset developed by our team, the elderly can be anywhere, virtual reality allows them to cook, do sports, travel, and exercise", said the innovator. The project involves the remote monitoring of the patient using cloud systems that transmit information in real time directly to the physician.

According to the master’s student of the federal university, the winning team was gathered at the event. "Manager had an idea and ready prototype and the team added new features", said the participant. Currently, Sardana Ivanova undertakes an internship at the University of Helsinki, she is a resident of OREH student business incubator.


Hackathon Ultrahack was held for the second time in Helsinki. Teams of start-up companies, students and corporations worldwide solved complex tasks of different industries and competed for various prizes, including EUR 1000000 as an investment, provided by the Finnish accelerator for Nestholma start-up companies.

Author: Aleksandra KURCHATOVA, NEFU Newsroom

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