20-Year-Old From Indore Wins Apple's Swift Student Challenge With Eye-Tracking App

Just before Apple’s annual WWDC event, Apple unveiled the winners of the 2023 Swift Student Challenge. Among them is Asmi Jain, a 20-year-old developer from Indore, India, recognized for her innovative solution for healthcare issues.

What Happened? Per an Apple Newsroom release, during her time at Medi-Caps University, Jain learned that her friend’s uncle had developed eye misalignment and facial paralysis after brain surgery. To assist him and others with similar conditions, Jain created a digital tool to monitor a user’s eye movements while they follow a moving ball on the screen.

Jain designed this application to strengthen eye muscles, aiming to assist a wide range of individuals with various eye conditions. She hopes her app can make a positive difference in their lives.

Jain is now seeking feedback to improve the app’s effectiveness and user-friendliness before launching it on the App Store. Ultimately, she plans to expand the app’s capabilities to strengthen all facial muscles, aspiring for it to serve as a convenient self-paced therapy tool.

Jain believes coding allows her to make things that benefit her friends and community, providing her with a sense of empowerment.

When the WWDC23 event commences on June 5, Jain, along with other challenge winners like Yemi Agesin from the US and Marta Michelle Caliendo, will participate in various activities and events either virtually or in-person, joining the global Apple developer community.

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