Congratulations to the following teams who have been selected to pitch at the Tri-Innovate Pitch Event on Tuesday, 26th April 2016 at Wolfson College.
Idea: a web-based platform to enable everyone to quickly design fully functional electronic hardware without prior electronics experience or technical knowledge.
Team: Julian Lindloff, Daniel Price, Shanshan Tang, Simon Spier and Abhinav Dubey
Idea: to revolutionise the way people engage with their fitness, using a unique blend of competition, teamwork and aggregated fitness tracking.
Team: James Richardson, Alex Richardson and James Heywood
Idea: a dating website with a social purpose by connecting people to volunteering projects and to each other.
Team: Miriam Chapman, Paavan Buddhdev and Alex Bridgland
Cuppr: Intelligent Loyalty
Idea: a unifying mobile phone app, which digitises loyalty cards.
Team: Maryam Ahmed and Matthew Naiman
Teech Tutoring Platform
Idea: targets students that are either in the top universities or have recently graduated from one and enables them to provide the exact same tutoring service on a free lance basis, cutting out the exorbitant fees that agencies charge on top of the tutor's remuneration.
Team: Milo Rignell, Mathias Pastor and Neil Saada
Idea: Tulivu Imaging is an affordable medical imaging service provider operating with three core principles: use of existing medical devices and a mobile service model to democratize access to top-class services; help health care providers extend their services, and their share in revenue; serve clients in the facilities where they already get care.
Team: Adam Storck, Matt Rehrig, Dr Mangala, Talisa DuBois, Dennis Muchira and Wayne Moodaley.
The Finalists from the 2015 WIN Pitch Event
Here are the results following Wolfson Innovate's 2015 Pitch Event that was held on Tuesday, 28th April:
INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
SmartCare Sleep - team: Megan Morys, Aoife Roebuck, Jon Daly and Niclas Palmius
are developing an inexpensive, effective and easy to use home testing kit for Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) which saves clinicians' time, is less expensive than alternatives, and provides a high quality and potentially more reliable test result. The associated SmartCare system is an integrated healthcare management tool which can easily be extended to other conditions.
H20x - team: Valerio Pereno and Bhumi Purohit
has been given unique access to a revolutionary water purification system. Using Capacitive Deionisation for ion removal, the system requires significantly less water, chemicals, energy and maintenance than all current technologies. H2Ox intends to design and complete a pilot test of the viability of this technology in low income settings.
Point-of-care Device for Diagnosis of Pneumonia (PoDDiP) - team: Elina Naydenova, Christian Vaas, Patrick Beattie, Magda Abbas and John-Paul Moszynski
measures multiple clinical parameters and employs an embedded algorithm for automated analysis and diagnosis. PoDDiP would allow healthcare workers in low resource settings to capture all the clinical information required with one device; moreover, its smart algorithm will analyse the data and facilitate clinical decisions: does the child have pneumonia? Should the child be given antibiotics? Should the child be sent to hospital?
Spare Change: An app for giving help to the homeless - team: Linda Boerner and Phil Nixon
a system whereby shelters would give potential beggars cards linked to an account. “Givers” would then use their smartphones to scan the card and choose an amount to donate towards the cost of the shelter stay.
MaMaBy Care - team: Susan Graham, Arvind Raghu, BatSheva Lazarus, Johanna Ernst and Elina Naydenova
The MaMaBy care model is a novel social scheme for early diagnosis and prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes and hypertension, in slums. The idea is simple: what if slum communities could "eat their way out" of the NCD epidemic?
WhyVaccinate - team: Kat Edholamian and Neysan Zolzer
uses human-centred design methodology to create a new communication experience to increase vaccination rates. Through engaging health practitioners and parents in a collaborative design process, WhyVaccinate ensures that the solutions developed are appropriate, effective, and viable.