Posted by Erica Hanson, International Program Supervisor, Google Developer Scholar Golf equipment
With each new problem forward comes a brand new alternative for locating an answer. Right now’s challenges, and people we are going to proceed to face, remind us all of how very important it stays to guard our planet and the folks residing on it. Enter the Answer Problem, Google’s annual contest inviting the worldwide Google Developer Scholar Golf equipment (GDSC) neighborhood to develop options to actual world issues using Google applied sciences.
This 12 months’s Answer Problem asks individuals to unravel for a number of of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Improvement Objectives, supposed to advertise employment for all, financial progress, and local weather motion.
The highest 50 semi-finalists and the highest 10 finalists have been introduced earlier this month. Now, all of it comes all the way down to Demo Day on July twenty eighth, the place the finalists will current their options to Google and builders all world wide, stay on YouTube.
At Demo Day, our judges will evaluate the initiatives, ask questions, and select the highest 3 grand prize winners! You’ll be able to RSVP right here to be part of Demo Day, vote for the Folks’s Alternative Award, and watch all of the motion because it unfolds stay.
Forward of the occasion, let’s get to know the highest 10 finalists and their unimaginable options beneath.
The High 10 Tasks
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BloodCall – Greece, Harokopio College of Athens
UN Sustainable Objectives Addressed: #3: Good Well being & Wellbeing
BloodCall goals to make blood donation a neater process for everybody concerned by leveraging Android, Firebase, and the Google Maps SDK. It was constructed by Athanasios Bimpas, Georgios Kitsakis, Georgios Kourounis, and Stefanos Togias.
“Our most important inspiration was based mostly on two particular findings, we observed that particularly in Greece the willingness to donate blood is considerably excessive however data is just not available. We even have observed numerous people making an attempt to achieve as many individuals as attainable via sharing their (or a liked one’s) want of blood on social media, so we concluded that there exists a significant want for blood particularly in durations of heightened exercise like summertime.”
Blossom – Canada, College of Waterloo
UN Sustainable Objectives Addressed: #3: Good Well being & Wellbeing, #4: High quality Training, #5: Gender Equality and Ladies’s Empowerment, #10: Lowered Inequalities
Blossom supplies an built-in answer for younger ladies to get entry to correct and dependable menstrual schooling and sources and makes use of Android, Firebase, Flutter, Google Cloud Platform. It was constructed by Aditi Sandhu, Het Patel, Mehak Dhaliwal, and Jinal Rajawat.
“As all group members of this undertaking are of South Asian descent, we all know firsthand how troublesome it’s to speak concerning the feminine reproductive system inside our households. We needed to develop an software that might goal youth to allow them to start this dialog at an earlier age. Blossom permits customers to study from the protection of their very own gadgets. Just by realizing extra about their our bodies, people are extra assured with them, thereby fixing Aim 5: to attain gender equality and empower all ladies and ladies.”
Gateway – Vietnam, Hoa Sen College
UN Sustainable Objectives Addressed: #3: Good Well being & Wellbeing, #11: Sustainable Cities, #17: Partnerships
Gateway creates an open covid-19 digital check-in system. By an open-source, IoT answer that pairs with an software on a cellular system and communicates with an embedded system over Bluetooth connection protocol. It makes use of Angular, Firebase, Flutter, Google Cloud Platform, TensorFlow, Progressive Net Apps and connects customers with a COVID-19 digital check-in system.It was constructed by: Cao Nguyen Vo Dang, Duy Truong Hoang, Khuong Nguyen Dang, and Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng.
“Issues are nonetheless taking place in our neighborhood the place the help of know-how remains to be missing with regards to covid. Vaccination in our nation remains to be persevering with. We nonetheless need to manually (paper) with regards to registering for vaccination outcomes. And “again to high school/workplace” are actually the largest challenges for enterprise, neighborhood. Contact tracing options are totally overloaded with crowded areas. We’re targeted on enhancing the crowded state of affairs by creating an open-source automated checking gateway, permitting customers to work together with the system extra intuitively.”
GetWage – India, G.H. Raisoni Faculty of Engineering, Nagpur
UN Sustainable Objectives Addressed: #1: No Poverty, #4: High quality Training, #8: Respectable Work & Financial Development
GetWage supplies a instrument to assist these impacted by unemployment and unfilled positions within the native financial system discover and publish day by day wage work with ease. It makes use of Firebase, Flutter, Google Cloud Platform, TensorFlow. It was constructed by Aaliya Ali, Aniket Singh, Neenad Sahasrabuddhe, and Shivam.
“When COVID struck the world, day by day wage laborers have been hit the toughest. Information from Lucknow reveals how the common working days pre-Covid for many employees have been round 21 days a month, which fell to 9 days a month publish the lockdown. Within the metropolis of Pune, common working days in a month got here down from 12 to 2 days. All of this impressed us to do one thing in an effort to assist the needy by connecting them with these trying to rent laborers and educating them.“
Isak – South Korea, Soonchunhyang College
UN Sustainable Objectives Addressed: #3: Good Well being & Wellbeing, #12: Accountable Consumption & Manufacturing
Isak is an software that mixes the exercise of jogging and trash assortment to make selecting up trash extra impactful. It makes use of Firebase, Flutter, Google Cloud Platform, TensorFlow. It was constructed by Choo Chang Woo, Jang Hyeon Wook, Jeong Hyeong Lee, and JeongWoo Han.
“COVID-19 has elevated folks’s time to remain at residence, and disposable rubbish generated by the rise in packaging and supply orders has been growing exponentially and persons are residence extra consequently. Our workforce determined to unravel each rubbish discount and train. We thought that if we picked up trash whereas jogging, we may deal with our well being and setting on the identical time, and if we added further features, we may arouse curiosity from customers and encourage them to take part.”
SaveONE life – Kenya, Taita Taveta College
UN Sustainable Objectives Addressed: #1: No Poverty, #2: Zero Starvation, #4:High quality Training, #10: Lowered Inequality
SaveONE life helps donors find and donate items to residence orphanages in Kenya which can be in want of primary gadgets, meals, clothes, and different instructional sources. It is constructed with Android, Assistant / Actions on Google, Firebase, Google Cloud Platform, and Google Maps. It was constructed by David Kinyanjui, Nasubo Imelda, and Wycliff Njenga.
“We visited one of many orphanage properties close to our campus and we talked to the Orphanage Supervisor and his suggestions he instructed us that their problem is meals. Among the children are affected by malnutrition as a result of they don’t seem to be getting sufficient meals, water, clothes and academic supplies together with college charges for the youngsters. The main inspiration to be used helps donors round our campus higher know the place the house orphanage is, when, and the way orphans can get donations.
SIGNify – Canada, College of Toronto, Mississauga
UN Sustainable Objectives Addressed: #10: Lowered Inequalities, #4: High quality Training
SIGNify supplies an interface the place deaf and non-deaf folks can simply perceive signal language via a graphical context. It leverages Android, Firebase, Flutter, Google Cloud Platform, and TensorFlow. It was constructed by Kavya Mehta, Milind Vishnoi, Mitesh Ghimire, and Wentao Zhou.
“Roughly 70 million deaf folks world wide use signal language for communication. These are all those who have nice concepts, ideas, and opinions that must be heard. Nevertheless, their expertise and expertise might be of no use if persons are not capable of perceive what they need to say; this has result in 1 in 4 deaf folks leaving a job because of discrimination. If we fail to study signal language, we’re depriving ourselves of the data sources that deaf folks have to supply. By studying signal language and hiring deaf folks within the workspace, we’re selling equal rights and growing employment alternatives for disabled folks.”
Starvelp – Turkey, İzmir College of Economics
UN Sustainable Objectives Addressed: #2: Zero Starvation
Starvelp goals to sort out the issues of meals waste and starvation by enabling extra methods to share native sources with these in want. It leverages Firebase, Flutter, and Google Cloud Platform. It was constructed by Akash Srivastava and Selin Doğa Orhan.
“We discovered that the prevalence of undernourishment is impacting an enormous inhabitants. Prevalence of meals insecurity and never with the ability to feed themselves and their households are associated to poor monetary situations. We have been impressed to construct this, as a result of in lots of nations, there are a lot of slum areas and plenty of people who find themselves within the farming sector are usually not capable of get enough meals. It’s actually stunning for us to see information about how persons are getting impacted every year and have totally different ailments because of improper diet. The truth is, they need to skip many meals which in the end results in undernourishment, and it is a large downside.”
Xtrinsic – Germany, College of Engineering Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
UN Sustainable Objectives Addressed: #3: Good Well being & Wellbeing
Xtrinsic is an software for psychological well being analysis and remedy – it adapts your setting to your private habits and desires. Utilizing a wearable system and TensorFlow, the workforce goals to detect and assist customers get via their struggles all through the day and at night time with behavioral strategies. It’s constructed utilizing Android, Assistant / Actions on Google, Firebase, Flutter, Google Cloud Platform, TensorFlow, WearOS, DialogFlow, and Google Well being Providers. It was constructed by Alexander Monneret, Chikordili Fabian Okeke, Emma Rein, and Vandysh Kateryna.
“Our inspiration comes from our personal expertise with psychological well being points. Two of our workforce members have been instantly impacted by the just lately waged wars in Syria and Ukraine. And all of us have skilled psychological well being situations throughout the pandemic. We discovered via our hardships the way to overcome these powerful conditions and keep sturdy and constructive. We consider that with our know-how and Google applied sciences we are able to make a distinction and assist make the world a greater place.”
Zero-zone – South Korea, Sookmyung Ladies’s College
UN Sustainable Objectives Addressed: #4: High quality Training, #10: Lowered Inequalities
Zero-zone helps lively communication for, and with, the listening to impaired and helps people with listening to impairments apply lip studying. The instrument leverages Android, Assistant / Actions on Google, Flutter, Google Cloud Platform, and TensorFlow. It was constructed by DoEun Kim, Hwi Min, Hyemin Music, and Hyomin Kim.
“About 39% of Korean listening to impaired folks discover it troublesome to study lip-reading, even when they’ve enrolled in particular colleges. The undertaking goals to refine lip-reading in order that listening to impaired can study lip-reading anytime, wherever and talk actively. Our instrument supplies equal instructional alternatives for deaf customers who wish to apply oral speech. As well as, the lively communication of the listening to impaired, will give them confidence and develop an influence to beat inequality because of difficulties in communication.”
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