|[April 18, 2012]
NCKU Team Wins Taiwan Microsoft Imagine Cup
TAINAN, Taiwan --(Business Wire)--
A National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) team has won the championship of
Taiwan Microsoft (News - Alert) Imagine Cup 2012 Software Design recently and will
represent Taiwan to compete in Worldwide Finals in Sydney, Australia on
uCHAMPsys --Ubiquitous Cloud-based Health Management and Promotion
System -- is a four-student team lead by Professor Jeen-Shing Wang of
Electrical Engineering won the top honor on April 15th.
Wang said uCHAMPsys has been seeking innovative ways to self-manage
health and healthcare problems as risk factors in daily diet and
life-style are evident in contemporary life.
This design, uCHAMPsys, based on cloud computing technology with mobile
health records, provides users with the most timely an accurate
physiological signal analysis, according to Wang, who added that the
innovation has involved the interdisciplinary efforts at NCKU that
include Electrical Engineering, Education, Family Medicine, Psychiatry,
uCHAMPsys looks like a bracelet that detects human conditions, such as
quality of sleep, calories consumption and diet control; the estimated
numbers will be calculated and represented in PCs or smartphones as a
reminder to help people lose weight or improve sleep quality, the
students explained while demonstrating uCHAMPsys.
The service contents of uCHAMPsys include records of activity analysis,
sleep analysis, diet analysis, as well as weight loss helper, sleep-well
tool and health diary.
The four members of the team are Che-Wei Lin, Chi-Hsiang Weng, Tzu-Ping
Kao, Wei-Hsin Wang, all from the Department of Electrical Engineering.
Professor Ya-Ting Carolyn Yang at Center of Teacher Institute of
Education, NCKU, said there are more than 2,500 high school student
subjects who are using the product to manage their own health and the
indications help teachers and parents to be aware of the health
condition of the students.
The design of uCHAMPsys is mature and the school is expected to transfer
the technology to private companies that have shown an interest in the
product, according to Professor Wang, who added that mass production of
the product will begin in the near future.
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