First Prize – Team Prometheus

IDEA

During the course of resolving an emergency situation a fire fighter may become incapacitated as fire fighters intentionally go into the heart of an emergency situation they expose themselves to high levels of risk. It is important to know their status and location in case a fire fighter becomes incapacitated in the line of duty, in order to recover them as quickly as possible. This system measures the vital signs and location of a fire fighter non-intrusively in real-time.  Also this device detects the coordination of fire fighters as it can pinpoint the exact location of each member of a fire crew in real-time to manage them effectively.

Winning Institution

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Students

Oisin O Doinn
Eoin Markey

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Second Place – Cordou

IDEA

The vision of Cordou is to produce a range of apps that deal with health conditions by providing technical support and information to sufferers of autism and carers alike.  One app called ‘Walk with me’ is a simple personal guide for an autistic person to carry with them as a visual step by step guide on a journey such as an airport. This app will instill confidence in the user and enable them to lead a more independent and self sufficient life.

Winning Institution

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Student

Christina Finlay

Most Technologically Innovative Idea Award – Rugby Lift

IDEA

Despite the prevalence of the lineout in the modern game of Rugby, lifters can only become more competent at lifting the jumpers in their team.

hil Patterson has developed a device which is mobile and suitable for all weather conditions, which replicates the dynamic movements of lifting a jumper. He utilizes a stack of weights, with the chosen weight adjustable and levered by cables so it is double sided such that two lifters can lever the stack of weights (the jumper).

Furthermore, he has introduced a design mechanism such that if the timing of the lift is wrong, or one lifter is bearing significantly more strain than the other lifter, then the stack of weights would not move through its receptacle, and a successful lift will not have been completed.

Winning Institution

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Student

Phil Patterson

Sponsored by
Cruickshank

Third Place – Safetext

IDEA

SafeText has been formed to develop various mobile platform reminder applications and web services aiming to improve non-adherence and poor compliance of medication.

The initial offering is a new niche product for women using oral contraception, providing them with a text message reminder service. The service aims to do the thinking for its users, reminding them to take their oral contraception at the correct time each day.

SafeText aims to specifically target female students in colleges and universities in Ireland and the UK in the first and second year of its operations.

Winning Institution

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Students

Liam Ryan
Chris Rooney

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