JOHOR BAHRU, 11 March 2018 – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) won the championship title again at the Microsoft Imagine Cup National Finals 2018 this year.

Winner of Microsoft Imagine Cup National Final 2018

Team “HEALTH SIGHT” was adjudged the overall winner with their intelligent surveillance system that is able to understand and predict activities and movements of the patients, using deep learning technology, to prevent unwanted incidents.

The team from FKE consists of Lim Ji Chen, Chin Linn Kern, Chin Hung Vui, under the guidance of Dr Eileen Su Lee Ming. ‘HEALTH SIGHT’ will represent Malaysia to compete with more than 10 different Asian countries in the coming regional finals, to vie for the Imagine Cup Microsoft Worldwide Finals in Seattle, USA, which has a prize pool of $USD 100 K for the global winner.

Another UTM team won 2nd Runner up with their invention “bbCare”, a lightweight and portable IoT fetal monitoring system with machine learning, to predict and alert pregnant mothers about the condition of the fetus.

The ‘bbCare’ was successfully developed by Cheah Weng Soon, Lee Kong Yong and Tew Ken Sam, supervised by Dr Yeong Che Fai and Dr Mohd Amri Bin Md Yunus. This project also with collaboration with Dr Woon Shu Yuan from Hospital Sultanah Aminah.

Team ‘JOY’ from UTM also made it into the national finals with their companion robot aimed to reduce loneliness of elderly, as well as assisting nurses at care centres. The team members are Tan Pei Seng, Lee Chee Heng and Goh Kai Woon, supervised Dr Yeong Che Fai. This project was developed in collaboration with Dr Lim Geng Yan, CEO of Jasper Lodge Elderly Care Centre.

Imagine Cup is a global competition that empowers the next generation of computer science students to team up and use their creativity, passion and knowledge of technology to create applications that shape how we live, work and play.

The champion of the Imagine Cup National Final 2018 will be representing Malaysia to compete with other champions from multiple countries in Asia.

Imagine Cup National Final 2018 was held in Microsoft Malaysia Office, Menara 3 Petronas, Kuala Lumpur.