The University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Peshawar team has won the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2022 held on March 29, 2022.
For the very first time UET Peshawar has brought this accolade home. The Imagine Cup 2022 was jointly organized by Microsoft and the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad. Microsoft Imagine Cup, regarded as the Olympics of Technology is the world’s premier technology hackathon aiming to bridge the gap between academia and industry.
More than 700 teams participated in various competitions. The UET team Reliance with their project Healthcare 360 which is a final year project at Department of Computer Systems Engineering, headed by Raja Ahmed along with team members Ashley Alex Jacob, Syeda Fatima Ashoor and Affifa Zainab Ahmad supervised by Dr Laiq Hassan and Naina Said of DCSE under the leadership of Chairman DCSE Dr Nasir Ahmed competed and got the accolade of Pakistan National winners.
The team represented Pakistan at Global grounds and grabbed 9th position worldwide from regions of Americas, Asia Pacific and India, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The UET team was awarded a prize of Rs150,000 and $10,000 from Global Microsoft Corporation as seed capital for their startup. The closing ceremony was held virtually at HEC auditorium where the winners and runners-up were announced yesterday. Professor Dr Iftikhar Hussain, Vice Chancellor UET Peshawar joined the ceremony via video conferencing and gave a speech on behalf of UET Peshawar fraternity.
He appreciated the effort of the DCES team that led students to bridge the gap between academia and industry.
Healthcare 360 is a one-stop-shop for all healthcare needs. The main vision lies in the tag line “empowering lives via technology”. The crux of the project is to develop a full-fledged platform to cater for the healthcare needs of a person in 360 ways. Healthcare 360° aims to ease human lives wherever there is a need to increment, uplift or even revamp the existing healthcare systems.
As a vast domain project, they have hit several states of the art issues that have prevailed over the years in this sector. Healthcare 360 is the team’s final year project at the school of computer & information systems engineering, UET Peshawar.
Being a vast domain project, they have segregated their application into several departments or hubs. So, far they have implemented 20 features like:
- Diabetes Mellitus Hub
- Electronic Medical Records (EMR- Blockchain) Hub
- Air Quality Hub
- Oncology Hub (Various Cancers)
- Cardiovascular Hub (Heart Diseases) 6-
- COVID-19 Hub
- Azure Health Bot Hub
- Pulmonology Hub
- Ophthalmology Hub
- Nutrition & Diet Hub
They have used almost 30+ Microsoft Azure services, FHIR health block chain API, azure health bot, custom vision to name a few. As Diabetes is the root of all evils, they have leveraged a solution towards a non-invasive method of blood sugar levels prediction & diabetes mellitus detection.
They have come up with two solutions comprising a full-fledged solution.
- Software end-to-end solution, which uses mobile phone camera, underlying the medical technicalities of the physical structure of eye having variations in furrows, ridges & furrows.
- Hardware to software end-to-end solution which uses a novel, innovative, cheap DIYretcam, the retinal camera of their own to capture retinal fundoscopy images.
They are clinically tested & approved by one of the prestigious authorities of Pakistan, Precision Medicine Lab-Rehman Medical Institute (RMI). They are in the process to get the DRAP (Drug regulatory authority Pakistan), up next goals are to get HIPPA compliance & FDA approvals.
They are disrupting the market and their competitors by introducing a fast, cheap & painless healthcare system under 50 USD. Indeed they are the first & fast movers in this industry.