ABUAD qualifies for Imagine Cup world finals in U.S.A.

Imagine cupTEAM LifeWatch from Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Ekiti State, has qualified for the finals of this year’s edition of Imagine Cup, organised by Microsoft Corporation.

The team is made up of three students from the Department of Computer Science and one from the Department of Mechanical Engineering. They are Adeyemo Oluwaseun Kayode, Raymond Obinaju, Sobola Timilehin David, and Ahwin Kevin respectively.

Mentored by three academic staff members of the institution, the team entered the World Citizenship Category of the competition with an elegant management and supervision solution for asthmatics.

It won the first leg of the competition, which was among Nigerian varsities, thereby qualifying for the African Zone (semi-finals), where it defeated higher institutions from other African countries including Burkina Faso, South Africa, Uganda, Egypt, Angola, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia to qualify for the world finals.

This feat is predicated on the quartet’s invention of Asthmavisor, a device for a more effective and efficient way of managing asthma, particularly among children.

With this feat, ABUAD will be representing Nigeria and Africa at the 33-nation finals slated for July 31, 2015 at the Microsoft Headquarters in Seattle, United States of America.



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