Team Beach Safer will be the only team from Africa presenting at the 2018 Imagine Cup World Finals
The annual student developer championship, Imagine Cup world finals is here with us. Students from across the nations will have an opportunity to showcase their live changing innovations. They have qualified from the various national and regional finals and stand a chance of winning this years prize package. A prize value of $700,000 comprising of cash, travel, Azure credits and a mentoring session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
Team Beach Safer emerged winners from the teams that qualified to compete in the Middle East and Africa regional finals. Team Beach Safer comprises of computer engineering students from the University of Cairo, Egypt.
The Beach Safer project seeks to make sea swimming much safer by eliminating the danger of drowning. It comes as a smart integrated IoT solution providing interactive real-time monitoring and supervision dashboard on swimmers’ state and location through lifeguard mobile app and smart wearable devices worn by swimmers, Quick accurate drowning detection technique using biometrics and then finally an immediate automated rescue procedure using a portable flotation device and an autonomous drone carrying a buoy. It also provides the individual with a web portal for data management and a BI insights dashboard. The team leverages on Microsoft’s Azure platform, Azure IoT hub, Stream analytics job, Power BI and other technologies.
The finalists from the Middle East and Africa regions haven’t been very lucky in recent years at the finals. It will be nice to see team Beach Safer make it to the final stage of this years competition.
Join us on from the 23rd – 25th July, 4pm GMT as we share updates and stream live the Imagine Cup World Finals championship.