Team Trep and Project REAL DRIP win 2018 Nigeria Microsoft Imagine Cup National Finals
The Nigeria edition of the 2018 Microsoft students developer Imagine Cup national finals competition has a winner. The winners Team TREP will get to present their idea at the Microsoft Middle East and Africa regional finals for a chance to represent at the world finals.
Seven teams filtered out of the list of applicants from across Nigeria were invited to participate in the national finals. Carefully chosen by the judges, based on their idea and the technology used to implement these ideas. Hosted at the home of Microsoft Nigeria in Lagos the competition wasn’t short of excitement. The judges listen to each pitch by these students and their final decision will be based on technology, innovation, concept and its feasibility.
Akin Banuso, Microsoft Nigeria’s GM who shared a few words with the finalist before the pitching started. He said “we’re hopeful that the ideas from this Imagine Cup Nigeria finals will help solve problems in the world“.
The Seven finalist teams were Highrise, Baseangle, Ease, JARV, Easy Life, Trep and Leady .
These are the finalist teams, their ideas and how it work.
Team EASE – Project : V-PANIC
A cloud base digital mobility system which uses Microsoft Azure’s cloud platform. Making life easy for individuals in cases such as car theft, broken down vehicles in remote areas, kidnaping and health of individuals using transportation services.
Team Baseangle – Project : FALID
Project Falid is a fake news detection tool that leverages deep learning and natural language processing from Microsoft’s cognitive services.
Team Jarv – Project : JARV AI
Project Jarv AI uses Microsoft’s cognitive services to help improve home security. Providing a secured smart home using AI features.
Team Highrise – Project : GLYMIA
Project GLYMIA is Microsoft Azure platform developed mobile solution for detecting glaucoma.
Team Leady – Project : Glaide
Project Glaide uses Microsoft’s vision API’s to help visually impaired individuals to move around without a stick, guide or aid. Glaide is an eye for the blind.
TEAM TREP Winners of 2018 Microsoft Imagine Cup, Nigeria national Finals
The winning idea and project REAL DRIP by TeamTREP went to Taofeek Olalekan Afeez and Alayande Abdulwaheed Abiola. Students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA). Engineering undergraduates pursuing Physics Electronics & Electrical Electronics Taofeek and Alayande came togther to form TEAM TREP.
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REAL DRIP, the wining innovation at the Nigeria national Imagine Cup Finals is a solution that reduces the risk of blood clot or deep vein thrombosis by notifying medical staffs in real time.
In their pitch they said “every 5 minutes someone dies from a blood clot or deep vein thrombosis“.
Their non-invasive device monitors the flow of intravenous fluid during IV treatment and notifies medical staffs. The device monitors the flow rate at which intravenous fluid drops and notifies the medical staff on duty. The timely removal of the intravenous needle from the patient will help prevent backflow of blood. Which they say may lead to pulmonary embolism if necessary action is not taken on time.
At the beginning of the event, the seven finalist were told they were all winners at the for making it to the finals. Team TREP will advance to the regional finals to try and qualify for the World finals.
All the best to the finalists and looking forward to seeing team Nigeria qualify to present at the world Finals. Stay with us and we will bring you more coverage on the Imagine Cup 2018 competition.
Check out event video here.