27 April 2012 A team of three students from NUI Maynooth have won the Irish Microsoft Imagine Cup Software Design competition. The ‘docTek’ team also won the Connected Health Challenge with their project concerning a cloud-based doctor-patient system. DokTek will be travelling to Sydney, Australia in July, where they will represent Ireland at the world finals.
The three students, Marie Farrell, Donal O’Sullivan and Cosmin Siclovan, along with their mentor David Kerr, from the computer science department at NUI Maynooth, were victorious in the national final ahead of 600 other competitors. The winning students come from a variety of programmes within the Computer Science Department.
The Microsoft Imagine Cup invites eligible students to use Microsoft tools and technology to solve the many challenges faced in the world today. The Software Design Competition encourages students to create applications and solutions that can be applied to real-life problems. Participating students are challenged to develop, test, and build their ideas into applications that can help solve some of the world’s toughest problems, such as poverty, hunger, gender inequality, environmental sustainability, and access to education and healthcare.
The Maynooth team won the Irish round of the competition for their cloud-based application for use in a medical setting. The application focuses on a doctor-patient synchronisation system, which features a personalised symptomatic journal and reminders for the patient along with client management features for medical practitioners.
Congratulating the students on their success, Prof Adam Winstanley of the Department of Computer Science at Maynooth, said of DokTek’s design “We’re extremely proud of the creative solution from our students, which clearly demonstrates the potential of cloud-based innovative design.
We’re delighted that a team from Maynooth has won the Irish Cup for the second time. We’re now focusing on preparing them for the World Final in Sydney this summer, where we will support them every step of the way.”
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