Students from Temasek Polytechnic took the top prize today in the Singapore finals of the 2011 Imagine Cup, the world’s premier student technology competition. Called the Elder Rehabilitation and Support System (ERSS), the team’s application uses the Microsoft Kinect to aid the rehabilitation and recovery process for stroke patients.
The Elder Rehabilitation Support System (ERSS) is our solution to the problems of high cost and tedious exercises in rehabilitation process of stroke survivors.
The ERSS is using Kinect’s Technology in providing rehabilitation to stroke survivors from their numerous disabilities amongst many other diseases. By integrating the ERSS into the rehabilitation process, we can lower the cost of treatment and rehabilitation of Stroke Patients
Our solution would be highly autonomous, where a nurse would bring the rehabilitating individual to the room where the Kinect console is located in. There the ERSS will guide the patient through various exercises that will be designed towards rehabilitating them back to health.
Another key feature of the ERSS is that families would be able to install the program in their home so that rehabilitation could also be carried out at home with the family members monitoring the patient.
Using Kinect, the rehabilitation of stroke survivors would be much more entertaining than just tedious slow exercises thus making the rehabilitation faster and much more enjoyable.
The complete list of winners and runners-up of the Imagine Cup 2011 Singapore Finals is as follows:
SOFTWARE DESIGN CATEGORY
First Place: Team ElderGuardian, Temasek Polytechnic – IT School
Students: Satrughan Kumar Singh, Ho Chee Boon, Wing Kin Seng and Kim Arvin Galutera Evangelista
Project: Elder Rehabilitation & Support System (ERSS)
Prize: A trip to New York City to compete in the Imagine Cup 2011 Worldwide Finals, 4 x XBOX 360 Kinect Bundle, 4 x Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000, 4 x Lifecam HD-5000, 4 x MSDNA Subscription worth more than $10,000 dollars each.
1st Runners-Up: Team The Strides Analysts II, Nanyang Polytechnic School of IT
Students: Alson Wong, Kelvin Tan, Adam Bun Abdul Malik and Au Kah Khei
Projects: Silver Strides
Prize: 4 x XBOX 360 Kinect Bundle, 4 x Arc Touch Mouse, 4 x MSDN Subscription worth more than $10,000 dollars each
2nd Runners-Up: Team Bliss-Zard, Nanyang Polytechnic – School of Engineering
Students: Phyu Hpone Mo Khant, Chin Soo Wen, Zhao Dong and James Brian Woo
Projects: Blissymbolics Communication International (BCI)
Prize: 4 x Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000, 4 x Life-Cam HD5000, 4 x MSDN Subscription worth more than $10,000 dollars each
3rd Runners-Up: Team Credit Mobile, National University of Singapore
Students: Danbee Shin, Nishanth Sudharsanam, Ramchander Krishna and Sivasankar Ramasubramian
Projects: Credit Mobile
Prize: 4 x Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000, 4 x Life-Cam HD5000
2011 IMAGINE CUP PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
Team Heal on the Move, Singapore Polytechnic
Projects: Your Health Monitor
Prize: 4 x Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000