After competing with 11 other teams from other tertiary institutions around the country at the Nigeria challenge finals held yesterday in Lagos, four software incubators from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ilefe, (OAU) and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (Lautech )Ogbomoso, Oyo respectively will fly Nigerian flag this summer in St Petersburg, Russia this summer at the worldwide finals.
Having won the national finals in Nigeria, Team Life Saver will join the brightest young minds to compete on the world stage in July this year.
Imagine Cup is the world’s premier technology competition designed solely for students which centers on the use of imagination, creativity and technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest problems.
However, 30 teams had submitted their entries after which 12 teams were shortlisted for the national finals held yesterday in Lagos.
Members of Team Life Saver including Afolabi Olamide, Oluwole Michael, Akinlaja Solomon and Adewale Adeyinka had competed in the category of World Citizenship.
Their solution however titled CardioLife was designed to tackle heart attack by monitoring heart reading on the fly via the Microsoft Windows Phone.
The solution also provides a rehabilitation programme for stroke patients using the kinect sensor. The team will be joining other students across the world this July to compete in the Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals.
Source: http://www.worldstagegroup.com/worldstagenew/index.php?active=news&newscid=8244&catid=31 and http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/04/2013-imagine-cup-oau-lautech-students-to-fly-nigerian-flag-in-russia/