The Mayor’s Telstra Technology Awards Finalists
Congratulations to James Boyce, Dhairy Shah and Dhyey Shah, and teachers, Mr Wayne Williams and Mr Peter Horton who were finalists in the Mayor’s Telstra Technology Awards at the University of Southern Queensland. Our boys presented a unique invention, a ‘Mobile Medical Monitoring System’. This is a wristband, flip watch style product with embedded sensors which collects real-time data on blood-pressure, pulse-rate, temperature and oxygen saturation levels. It connects to a mobile app via Wi-Fi, and contains the patient’s file and medical history. It is aimed at patients about to be discharged for home monitoring and elderly patients in retirement villages and nursing homes. If maximum or minimum data levels are recorded, an alarm will go off in the nursing station and the doctor’s phone. Further sensors would be developed in the future as technology allows. The students were then chosen among the eight finalists in the Queensland Innovative Competition at the University of Queensland.