All-women team awarded for beauty app

Friday, 8 March 2019

A team of six students and two mentors from Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Pune has secured the first place at Smart India Hackathon 2019 (Software Edition) held on March 2, 3 at National Institute of Technology, Warangal. Disha Dudhal, Devasish Mahato, Yogesh Karan, Shivam Dev Singh, Aravind Unnikrishanan and Dhanashree Regavade were the six students and Dr Bhupendra Singh and Yesoda Bhargava were the mentors.

Pune: Now, along with spectacles and haircuts, women can test which make-up product will suit them best through a mobile application. ‘ARCS’, an all-women team from MKSS’s Cummins College of Engineering, has developed an application named ‘Glamify,’ which enables this facility.

The team comprises six girls studying in the third year at Department of Computer in the college: Sakshi Pophale (team leader), Akshada Mulay, Shivani Kadam, Anagha Dhekne, Rasi Wani and Chaitrali Gavhane. They have found this solution to Hindustan Unilever’s problem statement during Smart India Hackathon’s 36 hours of Software Edition competition, which was recently held across 46 cities in the country.

“The company had given us the problem statement to develop an Augmented Reality for beauty product, which is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, thus providing a composite view. It will enable customers to buy products online by testing it on them. We referred to the concept used in Lenskart where people can choose spectacles as per the face shape,” said Kadam.
‘Glamify’ is an Android application, which will provide customers with a way of experiencing look and feel of the beauty products and selection of best products for their skin tones.

“We have also added a chatbot, which will work as Google assistant. We have named it Miss Glamify. It will suggest which product will suit the customer based on requirements like skin tone, eyes and lipstick shades, etc. We have used concepts of Artificial Intelligence and data mining like prediction,” added Kadam.

The team has won WeSchool Inspiration Awards from SP Mandali’s LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, which was the nodal centre for the Hackathon.

Another team from Pune, team Spearheads, comprising six students of Sinhgad Institute of Technology and Science, Narhe, includes BE Computer final year students Leena Bhandari, Aishwarya Darandale, Aditya Joshi, Hrushikesh Ingale, Surhud Khataokar and Varad Apte mentored by Prof Dipannita Mondal, had solved the problem statement of reducing the packaging defects, using Unity Engine and Python programming thereby helping in simulation of damages caused during food transportation given by ITC Limited.

The team, using both primary and secondary packaging 3D simulations, showed all the collision forces impacting the packaged food items. Graphical representation of all the simulations was put forth and an optimised solution for each simulation was suggested.

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