The trophy of the IoT-Telemedicine Challenge launched three weeks ago by the School of Engineering and Technology of the Supdeco Dakar Group, in partnership with the company Inch Technologies, was awarded to the "Sky Eyes" team. The second prize went to the "DigiMed" team. The objective of this challenge was to prototype a remote ophthalmological intervention device using the Internet of Things or IoT.
Launched as part of the educational innovation initiated by the Shool of Engineering and Technology of the Supdeco Dakar Group, in partnership with the company Inch Technologies, the IoT Telemedicine Challenge came to an end yesterday. The trophy was won by the "Sky Eyes" team, made up of students from the Masters specialising in electronic money and networks, whose prize was presented by Mr Ivo Flammer, Managing Director of Inch Technologies. The second prize, won by the DigiMed team, a team of students in the second year of the Bachelor’s degree in Innovation, Management and Digital Technologies, was awarded by Mrs Yasmine Sy SARR, Director of Strategic Development and Quality.
According to Dr Fatou FAYE DIOUF, teacher-researcher at the School of Engineering and Technology of the Supdeco Dakar Group who presented the teams, this challenge was a very enriching experience. It saw the participation of 5 teams of bachelors and masters levels.
Stimulating fact : the results reached by the different teams were only simple simulations, but applicable results, pointed out Dr Aly Ngoné NGOM, teacher-researcher at Supdeco. Agreeing with him, Dr. Falou NDOYE, Director of the School of Engineering and Technology of the Supdeco Dakar Group, praised the active participation of students and their remarkable commitment to this competition. He continued by saying that this challenge allowed them to learn by doing.
After recalling the principles of the Challenge, the Managing Director of Inch Technologies, Mr. Ivo Flammer, praised the "impressive" work done in such a short time by the various participating teams. More interestingly, the performance of some of the teams was even better than expected. A real reason for satisfaction for this spirit of innovation and intellectual daring, according to Mr. FLAMMER.
After the announcement of the two winning teams and the good-natured atmosphere that prevailed, Ms Sarr, Director of Strategic Development and Quality, said : "Everyone has won".
"From now on, the Group will increasingly multiply these types of activities in collaboration with companies for the exclusive benefit of students," said Dr Falou Ndoye, Director of the School of Engineering and Technology.
In the same vein, Dr. Falou Ndoye, Director of the School of Engineering and Technology of the Supdeco Dakar Group, announced the opening, at the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year, of an IoT course within the framework of the Master’s degree in Software Engineering.
The highlights of this challenge were recounted in a film that was screened in the room in the presence of the various teams, supervisors and managers of Supdeco and Inch Technologies.