By Demola Atobaba, Ado-Ekiti
Four students of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) have put the five-year-old university on the world map again by inventing a rare innovative solution to effective and efficient way of managing Asthma, particularly among children.
This device is made up of a wristband embedded with electronic sensors connected to a windows phone application.
This qualifies for the finals of this year’s edition of Imagine Cup organised by Microsoft Incorporation.
The race commenced with the competition among higher institutions in Nigeria, which ABUAD won to qualify for the African Zone (Semi-finals) where it defeated other African countries including teams from higher institutions (universities, polytechnics and colleges of education) in Burkina Faso, South Africa, Uganda, Egypt, Angola, Algeria and Morocco as well as Tunisia to qualify for the World finals.
For this rare innovative invention, the students made up of three Computer Science students and one Mechanical Engineering student will be representing Nigeria and Africa at the 33-team finals of this year’s edition of Imagine Cup slated for late July 2015 at the Microsoft Headquarters in Seattle, United States of America.