[Blueboard] Ateneo ECCE teams bag awards in 4th Smart SWEEP

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Tue Feb 12 10:40:45 PHT 2008


Ateneo ECCE teams bag awards in 4th
Smart SWEEP

Out of 59 mobile solutions submitted as entries 
from colleges and universities in the country, 
two teams of fifth year ECE students triumphed on
the recently concluded 4th Smart SWEEP Innovation 
and Excellence Awards held last Feb. 1-2 at the 
Trade Hall of SM Cebu City.  This year's theme is 
Going Wireless for Disaster Preparedness, which 
addresses the country's growing need to improve 
its ability to respond to the threat of disaster. 
All teams were tasked to come up with wireless 
service applications accessed via the Smart 
network using SMS, MMS, WAP, GPRS, SIP, voice, 
3G, wireless broadband or Bluetooth.

SMART FAST (Flood Alert Service Texts) emerged 
as the first runner up with a cash prize of 
Php300,000.  It proposes the use of SMS to 
automatically collect and transmit data from 
sensors that determine flood levels in rivers
and other bodies of water.  This system also 
integrates services that allow for community 
participation during disasters through donation 
(Smart Money transfer services) and evacuation 
site status reports.  The goal of the system
is to prepare the community and the entire 
government machinery to anticipate the onset of 
and respond to possible damage caused by flood.

The members of the team are Adrin V. del Rosario 
(Team Leader), Roy Khristopher O. Bayot, and 
Archie Q. Dolit. 

Second runner up went to SMART-GUARDS (SMART-Geared 
Up for Automated Response Disaster System), a 
wireless disease outbreak tracking system that 
monitors and provides information, description, 
alert dissemination protocols, and mathematical 
analysis accessible via the Internet, SMS, and MMS.
Based on the data provided by hospitals and
authorized health centers, the system is able to 
track and map trends, patterns, and the degrees of 
outbreak for a particular city using mathematical
algorithms and software image processing. 
Essentially, this system protects Filipinos from 
viral and epidemic outbreaks such as dengue, bird 
flu, capillariasis and other contagious diseases.

Jimson G. Ngeo (Team Leader), Adrielle Matthew 
Julius A. Dagasuan, Chrisandro M. Favila, and Jan 
Lester Gerard M. Lofranco, are the members of the 
team who received Php150,000 cash prize and the 
People's Choice Award.

The university also received equivalent amounts 
in the form of grants.

Another team made it as finalist, Smart Disaster 
Aversion, which integrates different inexpensive 
and easy to deploy sensors in order to prevent, 
empower, and locate the subscribers of
impending disasters such as flood, typhoon, 
landslide, and earthquake.  The SDA team is composed 
of Ted Angelo T. Chua (Team Leader), Mark David G. 
Abat, Jose Raphael C. Arenas, and Adrian Joseph C. 
Mozo, who received Php35,000.

All the three teams were mentored by Engr. Marie 
Engelene J. Obien.  Support to the teams was provided 
by the SWEEP laboratory under the supervision of 
Engr. Maria Leonora C. Guico. 

A highlight of the event is the PalaECEpan quiz 
contest, where 37 ECE student representatives from 
colleges and universities nationwide converged.  
Daryl Aaron C. Gaerlan (V - BS ECE), topped his 
group elimination round and made it to the finals, 
in which he won third place.  He was mentored by 
Engr. Maria Leonora C. Guico.

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