NYP Team Crowned Imagine Cup Champions
Published on 13 Apr 2017
The NYP team: (From left) Sean Wong Chun Foh (final year, Diploma in Cyber Security & Forensics), Chew Zhi Qi (graduating student, Diploma in Telematics & Media Technology and Lian Min (graduating student, Diploma in Biomedical Engineering).
Nanyang Polytechnic emerged champions at the Microsoft Imagine Cup Singapore 2017. Our interdisciplinary trio, Team HeartSound, impressed the panel of judges with their smart stethoscope.
The device combines the function of both a stethoscope and an electrocardiography (ECG) machine into a small wearable device which helps monitor for abnormal sounds in the heart. Users can track their own heart conditions at home, without the need for additional medical training or knowledge. The device is also able to send captured data to doctors when abnormal conditions are flagged.
Into its 15th edition, this year's Imagine Cup Singapore competition received 67 entries. Six teams from Singapore Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic, Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore and NYP eventually made the finals, where our team emerged triumphant.
NYP will now represent Singapore at the first-ever Imagine Cup Southeast Asia Regional Finals, to be held in Manila from April 23 to 26. Seven teams from the region will subsequently advance to the World Finals to be held in Seattle, USA, in July where the champion team will walk away with up to US$100,000 in cash and prizes.
An NYP team also clinched the top prize in Imagine Cup Singapore 2016 in the World Citizenship category.