Student team from UGM has won an international award organised by AT&T and IBM in the Public Safety App Challenge, in Silicon Valley, California, U.S. on 13 December 2014.
The “Best Public Safety App” is won after they developed the Realive application that deals with accident handling in real time.
It is developed by five students from Computer science and Geophysics – Daniel Oscar Baskoro (project manager), Zamahsyari (programmer), Bahrunnur (programmer), Sabrina Woro A (designer), Fansyuri Jenar (copywriter), and Maulana Rizki A (data analyst).
According to Oscar, various participants from around the world joined the competition. Before getting invited to present their works to the juries, they were given data for them to process which then were used to develop the app further.
“Our application, Realive, went through to app development process. We presented the results to seven members of juries consisting of professionals from various leading companies in Silicon Valley,” he explained on Wednesday (117/12) on UGM campus.
Oscar explained their app is an app to handle accidents in real time that is developed on Android Wear and Google Glass. This will inform related authorities, such as police, fire brigade, paramedics, etc, during accidents.
“By using the Realive, medical help can be given rapidly as the information on the accident is informed directly to the officers near the spot that use wearable tools,” said Oscar.
Bahrunnur added that during the rescue, officers can also access updates on the accident. The app can present info up to 20 categories of accidents, including natural disasters,” he said.
“After that, five professions related to rescue will give response to any accident or natural disaster,” he said.
Fansyuri expressed that they were proud and happy that they had won the prestigious international competition, proving that Indonesian students are able to compete globally.
“Being the winner was extraordinary for us because we won the award in the heart of world technology industry. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the university, the Ministry for Sports and Youths, and Indonesian Embassy that had supported us,” he said.