A friend who is a veteran going through similar, but not as bad, situation.
What it does
When called, drives to a location with your shoes and lifts them up so that they can be easily put on.
How I built it
Built it with $160 hardware from micro-center and using Nuance API.
Challenges I ran into
Not having hardware until fairly late (12 hours remaining) in the hackathon.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Even though two parts are not yet connected, each part works perfectly on it's own.
What I learned
Dealing with circuits, working with raspberry - Pi, working with natural language processing, and using Nuance speech to text API
What's next for Kortana
Make it perfect. Add AI component to it so that it can do some things automatically (like height to lift shoes up to). Have multiple sources where shoes can be picked up from and make it so that it's ready with the shoes faster by having a passive listener on phone.