Press Release Date: 14 Mar 08|
Temasek Informatics & IT Students Present Final-Year Projects Which Enrich Life!
Imagine a monitoring system that can reduce the number of drowning occurrences among kayakers. The Wireless Lifeline is a system where a kayak is mounted with sensors which will automatically send out SOS signals when the kayaker is in distress. This in turn allows the rescue team to locate and attend to the victims quickly. Or what about an interactive digital gaming application ala The Amazing Race called ZooScape? Designed for field trips to the Singapore Zoo, the application is loaded onto a PDA and will guide students through the zoo. Upon reaching specific hotspots, the application will automatically load up interactive and fun quiz questions for the students to answer before they are given the next clue to continue their journey.
Another breakthrough innovation is the Lightdraw which uses any ordinary light source like the mobile phone, PDA or laser pointer to replace the conventional computer mouse, thereby resulting in presentations being more interactive and fun! Then there’s the Digital Concierge which tells one which hotels offer the best rates, the ‘must try’ dishes at a restaurant and the ‘must see’ places if you’re a tourist.
These are just four of the twenty-two innovative projects by final year students of Temasek Informatics & IT School. In adopting the Informatics paradigm, the School has focused on putting People first. The projects which are classified into 3 categories – IT@Work, IT@Play & IT@Home - show how technology enables us to enrich lives.
Members from the IT industry, representatives from interested companies, as well as family, friends and the public will view these innovative final-year projects on Tuesday, 18 March 2008, at LT 13 of the Temasek Informatics & IT School at Temasek Polytechnic.
The Guest-of-Honour for the event is Dr Paul Wang, Director of Operations (Projects), Alexandra Hospital.