Imagine Cup 2009 Sri Lanka
Imagine Cup 2009 Sri Lanka’ Premier Software Design Competition had its exalted grand finale on 18th May 2009. Top 5 teams presented their projects on stage, in front of a panel of judges and large audience of over 500 distinguished guests. Among the attendees were almost 100 academic staff members, software company representatives, 60 media representatives and over 300 students. Each team was given 20 minutes to present their project followed by a 10 minutes Q&A session with the judges. During the Q&A rounds all teams faced some tough questions covering several different aspects of the projects including feasibility, financial viability etc.
The coveted Imagine Cup 2009 Software Design Sri Lanka championship was won by team Mahee from the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology.
From: Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
Miseefa attempts to grant access to more people to better healthcare around the globe. The system provides a general healthcare solution while focusing on the maternal healthcare in the underserved communities into a considerable depth. System revolves around a unique, low cost, mobile hardware device called a "Medical Chair" and the rich set of applications embedded ensures a better user experience when consuming the services of the chair. The data gathered during a "channeling session" are handled intelligently to improve the health level of the community.
Team: Legal Advisors
Project: Legal Advisors
From: University of Colombo School of Computing
The World as we know it today, operates with an accepted set of standards and conditions that ensures every human being can lead their lives with dignity and freedom. Though the governments do their best to fulfill the basic requirements of each society, still we seem to lag far behind in certain communities in various circumstances. If the society is aware of their rights the world would be a different place than now… In most 3rd world countries, women experience great hardships that pose a challenge in upholding their basic human rights. In certain communities, young girls are deprived of education and are subject to malnourishment from early childhood, some are forced in to child marriages, women are sexually harassed at their work places & in public transport, and most of the time is paid a lesser salary. But if they are aware of their rights and in a better position to protect themselves… the story won’t end like this…
Project: Travel Green Ceylon
From: University of Moratuwa Faculty of Information Technology
One of the main problems that the world is facing today is Global Warming and the climate changes associated with it. The main reason for global warming is the emission of Green House Gases, and among those, CO2 accounts for more than 50% of the total emissions. One way of reducing the amount of CO2 that is being released to the environment is by reducing the number of vehicles that are in use. This can be achieved by promoting the use of public transport.
The objective of our system, Travel Green Ceylon is to promote the use of public transport by reducing the shortcomings in the public transport service that is currently being experienced by the commuters. As a result, more people will start utilizing public transportation modes for their daily travel. This will result in the reduction of CO2 emission into the environment, thereby increasing Environmental sustainability.
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