Prime Minister Modi at an online event has interacted with a select group of Toycathon 2021 participants today. During a one-hour online event, PM Modi listened to some of the most innovative ideas from students and scientists working across the country on various topics. The Toycathon program was launched by the Government of India earlier this year to promote research, innovation and encourage locally developed games and toys. During the online event, Toycathon 2021 participants from across the country presented their newly developed innovative games to PM Modi and received their suggestions and suggestions on the same.
What most impressed PM Modi was a virtual reality cycling heritage experience device developed by a team of SKCET Coimbatore students. The game based on virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI), called “Heritage Race”, transports users virtually to India’s heritage monuments and gives them a virtual view of most tourist destinations. and patrimonial of the country. In addition, the device has also combined the look of fitness, as it allows users to experience a cycling experience at the monuments while cycling a cycle to their actual physical location. Visibly impressed with this concept, PM Modi congratulated the SKCET Coimbatore student and research team for their innovative project. Prime Minister Modi wanted to know if the team could incorporate the treadmill experience with the same virtual reality device.
Another game project that won awards from PM Modi and other dignitaries who participated in the online event was Aura AI, an Artificial Intelligence-based device that helps yoga practitioners improve their physical posture by classifying them on the 1-100 scale. The research team explained to PM Modi that the device can also be used by athletes to improve their posture while playing by tracking bones and muscles and classifying it at the same level. In addition to personal improvement, the device can be used in physiotherapy centers to track the progress of patients suffering from back problems and other body stiffness issues. Prime Minister Modi congratulated Team Eyecognito for merging the ancient practice of yoga with technology and transforming it into a physically scoring game. Prime Minister Modi said the game was apt to meet the entertainment needs and cater to the fitness of the users.
The grand final of Toycathon is organized practically from the 22nd to the 24th of June. After a brutal examination of innovative ideas and solutions proposed by students and researchers across the country, only 1567 ideas were selected for the final. Winners will receive financial incentives, including a prize worth 50 lakh, Indian Express reports