Friday, June 26, 2009

Imagine Cup East and Southern Africa Winners

Team Eureka from Ethiopia!

Team Members Full Names:
Gezahegn Fikadu, Salessawi Ferede, Tewodros Kidane


Title of Project:
Dolphin: The Portable Heart Monitor

Project Overview:
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), heart attacks (myocardial infractions) are the leading cause of death all over the world. A heart attack could occur suddenly and it requires immediate medical attention. If it is untreated for a sufficient period it can cause damage to the heart muscles and eventually leads to death. Our system tries to solve the problem by creating an infrastructure that enables heart patients to get emergency medical care right when they need it. In a nutshell what our system does is, monitors a person’s electrocardiograph (ECG) and detects a heart attack at its earliest stage. After detection occurs it automatically reads the patient’s location from the GPS receiver and transmits it to an emergency center via the telephone network, where emergency personnel can view the location and name of the patient on a map. All the patient has to do is put on three ‘stickers’ (sensor electrodes) on her chest which plug into a Windows Mobile device via a custom designed hardware which we built. On the Windows mobile device the signal processing software we designed will be running. Our system is composed of a data acquisition hardware, a software that runs on a mobile phone, and a client server system that runs at an emergency call center.

Technology/Software Used:
Visual Studio 2008, .NET Framework, .NET Compact Framework, ASP.NET Web Service, Windows Mobile SDK (including Microsoft FakeGPS helper), Windows Live SDK (Virtual Earth), and SQL Server Express

I will be sure to keep you posted on their progress at the World-Wide Finals in Egypt!
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