Imagine Cup is Microsoft’s premier student technology competition. where you have the opportunity to Join student innovators from all over the world, and take your one of a kind, ground-breaking app idea from concept to marketplace with Microsoft resources.
The National finals of Microsoft Imagine Cup competition, took place on the 9th of April at a prestigious location in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. it had in attendance over 80 students with participants competing for a place in the worldwide finals, previously hosted in Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Korea, France, Egypt, Poland, USA and Australia, now to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia.
In total, 12 teams from Nigeria competed during a challenging day of presentations, which brought together students from universities across the country.
Team Life Saver emerged as the winners of 2013 Imagine Cup competition In Nigeria , They will be representing Nigeria at the global finals in St. Petersburg, Russia later this year in July and they stand an opportunity to win a whopping prize of $300,000. The team members cut across two of Nigeria’s foremost tertiary institutions, Obafemi Awolowo University and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology. Their names are:
- Adewale Adeyinka
- Oluwole Michael
- Afolabi Olamide
- Akinlaja Solomon
Their solution titled CardioLife is 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 Kinetic sensor.
Awesome….We wish them Best of Luck.
- 2013 Imagine Cup: OAU, LAUTECH students to showcase at world finals (vanguardngr.com)
- Microsoft’s Imagine Cup competition extends to students as young as nine (polygon.com)