Divij Kinger and team win MIT’s COVID19 challenge

Divij Kinger, Research Assistant at TIGS, won the ‘Space Conversion and Utility’ track with his team at MIT’s COVID19 Challenge, held from April 3 to 5.

The MIT COVID19 Challenge was a 48-hour virtual ‘hackathon’ aimed at identifying and bringing to market innovative solutions to critical problems caused by the pandemic. 1500 participants in 230+ teams came together from 90 countries to tackle various challenges. Divij’s group, Team Nafasi, proposed an innovative technological solution to reduce disease spread at hospitals and to ensure that non-COVID-19 patients have a safe and familiar way to access healthcare.