2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup : Optimism After Live Presentation By Team Lifewatch
Microsoft Imagine Cup has been dubbed as the world’s premier technology competition that provides opportunities for students across all disciplines to team up and use their creativity, passion, and knowledge of technology to create applications, games and integrated solutions that can change the way we live, work and play.
Although health and gaming solutions topped inventions on showcase at the ongoing Microsoft Imagine Cup in Seattle, Washington, there are positive signals that Team LifeWatch would advance to the next phase of the competition, having taken their turn in presenting their solution to the panel of judges.
During Team LifeWatch’s presentation earlier, there were convincing evidence to show the team’s likelihood of advancing to the next stage of the competition. The team is comprised of four students from the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD); Adeyemo Oluwaseun, Kevin Ahwin, Sobola David and Raymond Obinaju, who are currently flying the Nigerian flag in the competition and who are poised to advance to the next phase of the competition.
Speaking after their presentation, Communications Lead, Microsoft Nigeria, Yemi Orimolade noted with optimism that the team’s session was apt, informative, educative, and of course mind blowing. In his words “I think their solution is definitely a contender for the converted title”.
According to him, the team’s presentation was captivating, instructive and gives a step-by-step procedure to solve asthmatic issues especially in Nigeria.
For Adebayo Ogundipe, Chief Mentor of the Team, he said with optimism that Team LifeWatch representing Nigeria will take the Imagine Cup home. In his words “We will win. We will advance to the final stage tomorrow, the team’s presentation was convincing enough for them to win. There were positive signals during their session”, he said.
Also speaking with optimism, the spokesperson of Team LifeWatch, Raymond Obinaju, said “We are really optimistic about this. And the judge’s comments seem to be really promising. With AsthmaVisor, Team LifeWatch seeks to save an estimated 25million people living with asthma in Nigeria, and about 334million people globally. So I think we have a good case”
The solution, according to the team’s spokesperson will reduce the morbidity rate of asthma, and consequently reduce the death toll due to asthma by providing adequate environmental and physiological supervision for patients.
Nigeria, China, South Korea,, Nepal, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Tunisia, Brazil, Canada, Hungary, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, Cyprus, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Romania Taiwan, among others are the countries currently participating in the global showcase in Seattle, Washington.