YIFP Fellows bag the First Prize at ‘Code-a-thon’ 2012!
Rolly Seth, Tushar Chugh and Jatin Sharma, three bright Young India Fellows, bagged the first prize of INR 50,000 at the competition known as ‘Code-a-thon’at the Health 2.0 Conference recently held at New Delhi,in India for the first time. There were more than 300 participants and over 35 speakers in total from all around the world. The event garnered a great mix of participants: health entrepreneurs, IT solution-providers, health professionals, patient organisations, health authorities, public and private insurance organisations, medical device and pharmaceutical companies, telecom groups, venture capitalists and financiers, policy-makers and academicians.
Individual participants formed teams to pitch health care ideas and develop a technology within just 6 to 7 hours. The YIFP team developed a fall detection device, STASIS, for elderly people and demonstrated it in front of a panel of five judges, ranging from academicians to researchersand industry professionals.STASIS is an electronic gadget thathelps the elderly people to send SOS messages to emergency services. There were 15 technology demos in total, and STASIS got a huge reception from everyone at Health 2.0 and the team hasnow be selected to represent India at the Developers World Cup Finals inSan Francisco in October 2012. Code-a-thon winnersfrom all over the world will compete for the global title at this two days extravaganza.