Two students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) have emerged winners of the finalist stage of the Microsoft Imagine Cup, Nigeria.
The two students, Taofeek Olalekan Afeez and Alayande Abdulwaheed Abiola alongside other students from Nigeria higher institutions participated in this year’s Microsoft Imagine Cup.
The two undergraduates of Physics Electronics and Electrical Electronics who jointly formed TEAM TREP had presented a solution called Real Drip – a device that reduces the risk of blood clot or deep vein thrombosis. The non-invasive device monitors the flow of intravenous fluid during IV treatment and notifies medical staff in real time.
Microsoft Imagine Cup Nigeria is held annually by Microsoft Corporation for undergraduate students with the aim of helping students solve world challenges and in turn help bridge the unemployment gap in the country.
Having successfully passed this stage, the team is now set to proceed to the second round of the competition and if successful, will join other brightest students for global finals which would take place in Redmond, Seattle this July. The competition is seen as the biggest software competition for undergraduates in the world.
We are so excited about this development and we do hope that they make Nigeria proud.