The Imagine Cup Sri Lanka is the annual competition sponsored by Microsoft Sri Lanka. It is the local round to select the teams to participate in the international Imagine Cup competition sponsored and hosted by Microsoft Corporation. The competition is a mainly an innovation competition within high schools and university levels to deliver innovative software solutions for a particular real world problem.
After a long journey of selecting the best proposals from over 100 teams from various universities, Microsoft Sri Lanka has ended up with 7 teams to compete each other in the national finals. After an amazing round of pitching and demonstrating, the team Titans from the University of Moratuwa was able to grab the title of champions of national finals.
Actually, today’s article is about them. 😊
The team Titans consists of three members as per the rule for Imagine Cup 2017. They are Dimuthu Kariyawasam, Buddhi Ayesha Rathnayake, and Keet Sugathadasa. Before entering the university, Dimuthu was from Richmond College, Galle, Buddhi was from Mahanama College, Colombo 03 and Keet was from S. Thomas College, Mount Lavinia. They also have their own startup called Trancite24 (Pvt) Ltd. Which is basically targeted on logistics transportation in Sri Lanka.
They were all from Computer Science Engineering stream from the University of Moratuwa. Especially for Imagine Cup, they build the team with all-rounders. Hardware and IoT side is handled by Buddhi, marketing and business side is handled by Keet and game, software and web development side is handled by Dimuthu.
Their product “Inhalo” was previously introduced in an IoT hackthon conducted by Cake Labs. “Inhalo” is announced specially for asthma patients. Their main idea was to motivate asthma patients, especially children suffering from asthma towards using inhalers. The “Inhalo” can identify the breathing patterns in a human being and produce an analysis. Their main idea was based on a research paper and their product was introduced as a headset because it is easy to control and use it as a device in day to day life. When the child play the game designed by Titans, with the help of “Inhalo”, and the patient gets the medicine easily to the body without even knowing.
‘Inhalo’ will gather the breathing patterns of the patient and it will do an analysis based on them and finally it will give a full report of the patient via mobile application. Keet said.
Their product was implemented with the help of technologies introduced by Microsoft. They have used Azure Cloud as the mobile application and database host, Azure Redis Cache to make the caching fast and mainly they have used Azure Machine Learning Studio. The mobile application is developed using Xamarin for all 3 platforms.
The product “Inhalo” was developed using modules extracted from Sri Lankan market as well as chips imported from Amazon and eBay.
The Imagine Cup Regional finals will be held on 22 to 26 of April 2017 in the Philippines. We wish all the best to Team Titans for grab the champions title to make Sri Lanka proud.
Watch here the presentation about “Inhalo” done by Titans in Cake Labs Hackathon. (Titans has modified the product little bit after this hackathon)