3rd-Year Innovation Projects 2019
Our third-year students are currently working on their final year innovation projects. They are tasked to come up with inventive technological solutions to a wide range of societal challenges. They will present these projects to their lecturers, who will be acting as the client, at the end of November. Read below for a sneak peak of some of the pioneering projects currently in progress.
Pharmacy Drone is a project that aims to assist individuals living in rural areas to order and receive medication from the comfort of their own homes, saving them from what is often a long commute to the nearest pharmacy. The idea is that these individuals will be able to place their order through an app and their medication will be delivered to them with the use of drones. This should solve the issues that come with pharmacy delivery vans, including petrol costs, the cost of the vans themselves, as well as the frequent vandalism and robbery of these vans.
Revolution Medical is a globally connected medical system that aims to address the challenge of international access to medical data. It will allow doctors to access a patient’s medical history from anywhere in the world. This will ensure that regardless of where in the world an individual finds themselves needing medical care, a doctor will have access to their medical records to give them the appropriate treatment.
Traffic Prediction Using Data Mining
Data mining allows for the discovery of patterns in large data sets which involve methods at the intersection of database systems, machine learning and statistics. Traffic Prediction Using Data Mining aims to provide motorists with an alternative traffic prediction system by collecting data on routes, and using this data to determine traffic flow and congestion.
Smart Soil/ Smart Irrigation System
Smart Soil/ Smart Irrigation System aims to provide a solution to the biggest threat to the countries food supply, infertile soil. It will assist farmers by monitoring soil levels and determining how ‘healthy’ the soil is, as well as determining the optimal amount of water required for each crop per square meter. This should not only assist farmers with knowing what nutrients are needed and what crops to plant next but it should also help conserve water and avoid wastage. The hope is that the system will eliminate crop losses and improve overall yield.
Smart Trolley Tech
We all know how frustrating standing in a long cue at the shops can be or how disappointing it is when you order something online and what arrives is nothing like what was advertised. Smart Trolley Tech is a Windows based application which aims to solve these issues by allowing customers to physically see and touch the items they would like to purchase, while being able to skip the process of cueing. It is designed to integrate with a new type of trolley that allows customers to add items to their trolley and checkout without having to go to the tills. The app will allow users to make shopping lists, see specials, locate items in store and should also assist with stock tracking.
Item Finder allows users to locate a missing item using a trackable device attached to the item, avoiding hours of searching. The device will be recognised through a phone app and tracked using GPS coordinates. The device will also have a sound feature that will assist with finding missing items in smaller areas.