IBM today revealed the 2019 Require Code grand reward was granted to Prometeo for establishing a health tracking platform for firemens.
The Barcelona-based group including a nurse, a firemen, and 3 designers will get $200,000 and help from IBM and its partners to bring the task to life.
Promoteo started as an undertaking by firemen Joan Herrera. Understanding there were no systems in location to keep track of the health of firemens combating wildfires, Herrera and nurse Vicenç Padró started gathering information by hand. Ultimately, they signed up with forces with 3 IT experts, Salomé Valero, Josep Ràfols, and Marco Rodriguez, and the group signed up with the Call For Code obstacle.
According to an IBM news release:
The health gadget– which has to do with the size of a smart device and straps to a firemen’s arm– has numerous sensing units that determine crucial variables consisting of temperature level, humidity, and smoke concentration. This info is gathered and sent to IBM’s Cloud IoT platform; then, a Node-RED workflow sends out the information to the IBM Watson-based maker finding out design, which distills the info into a basic color-coded status for fire command focuses to keep track of the health of each released firemen in real-time.
A prominent panel of judges led by President Expense Clinton picked Prometeo from a field of 32 finalists. The leading 5 groups got awards, per IBM:
2nd location: Sparrow— whose members come from India, China, and the United States. The Sparrow group established an open source conversational AI platform that assists users resolve their physical and mental wellness throughout and after natural catastrophes by matching them with automatic assistance and live professionals. Sparrow was granted USD $25,000
3rd location granted to Rove, an SMS chatbot that utilizes natural language comprehending to provide users health info throughout a natural catastrophe. Rove was granted USD $25,000
4th location AsTeR was granted USD $10,000
5th location Healios was granted USD $10,000
Require Code is a yearly obstacle held by IBM, David Clark Cause, and their partners that obtains technology-based concepts that can assist alleviate the disastrous results of natural catastrophes. It culminates in a yearly obstacle, however likewise includes various hackathons and other occasions that take place around the world at IBM-sponsored occasions throughout the year.
TNW consulted with Ràfols a couple of days prior to the winners were revealed. He informed us they wished to win the very first reward so they might take their task “the next level.” When asked what it resembled taking part in Require Code this year, he informed us:
It was really interesting! Individuals from IBM are assisting us to enhance our task. They were so fantastic.
Congratulations to Ràfols and the rest of the Prometeo group, and everybody else who took part in this year’s Require Code obstacle!