Meet the Software Design Finalists for Canadian Imagine Cup

ImagineCupEmailcontentMeet the teams who will be vying for title of Canadian Imagine Cup champions and a trip to Australia to represent Canada at the Canadian Imagine Cup Finals Monday April 30th at the University of Waterloo.

Last week our judges had to make the difficult decision of which three Canadian teams to invite to our Canadian Imagine Cup Finals. In the end three different schools with three very different ideas were selected. Congratulations to the teams and their schools! We can't wait to see your presentations at the finals April 30th at the University of Waterloo. If you want to come out to watch the finals you can register here.

In alphabetical order by team name

D19 from McGill University

The problem: Meeting the high demand for qualified doctors in rural India. Over 600 million rural Indians have no access to doctors or proper hospitals. While we cannot provide physical care or hospital-level facilities using software alone, we are aiming to bring a doctor's consultation, diagnosis and medical advice (potentially prescription depending on legal issues) to people who cannot afford to travel to see a doctor in person.

The solution: Our application name is 'Neem', named after an Indian medicinal plant. Our solution consists of three parts - a mobile application that allows village health workers to collect patient data and pass it on to doctors, a desktop application which allows doctors to receive this data, conduct a video chat with a patient and perform a diagnosis electronically, and an analysis tool that allows public health workers to analyse the (anonymous) patient data and identify any important trends in vaccination tracking, disease spread or general health of a community.

Team D19 Photo

Team D19: Abhijeet Kalyan and Shravan Narayan

Greeni from George Brown College

The Problem: Our team implemented a solution that helps to reduce factories’ pollutions and make our environment cleaner. It is achieved by controlling energy consumptions in the working areas and corridors.

Our Solution: Our Application name is Greeni. The system is based on the Kinect sensor that monitors human's motions in the cubicles and corridors. If there is anybody in the cubicle, the system will turn on the light and ventilation system

Greeni team

Nimbus from University of British Columbia

The Problem:
Over 14 million people are killed by infectious diseases each year, 90% of which are in the developing world. More alarmingly, most of these diseases are preventable or treatable with existing medicines. Currently, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over 1.7 billion people, nearly one third of the world’s population, have no access to essential medicines.

Our Solution: Our application, Global Pharmacy Connection (GPC), aims to make essential drugs available and affordable to developing countries. To achieve this, GPC provides a portal where healthcare providers (buyers) and pharmaceuticals (suppliers) can connect, which enables buyers to gain access to more drugs at lower pricing by obtaining drug supplies from multiple suppliers.

team Nimbus


Congratulations to our Canadian finalists and to all the other great entries we received in the Software Design Category! It's students like you who inspire all of us to make a difference!

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