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 this moment’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 dwelling on it. Enter the Answer Problem, Google’s annual contest inviting the worldwide Google Developer Scholar Golf equipment (GDSC) group to develop options to actual world issues using Google applied sciences.
This yr’s Answer Problem asks individuals to unravel for a number of of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Improvement Targets, meant to advertise employment for all, financial development, and local weather motion.
The highest 50 semi-finalists and the highest 10 finalists had 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 all over the world, stay on YouTube.
At Demo Day, our judges will overview the initiatives, ask questions, and select the highest 3 grand prize winners! You possibly can RSVP right here to be part of Demo Day, vote for the Folks’s Selection 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 unbelievable options beneath.
The High 10 Initiatives
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BloodCall – Greece, Harokopio College of Athens
UN Sustainable Targets Addressed: #3: Good Well being & Wellbeing
BloodCall goals to make blood donation a better job 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 major inspiration was primarily based on two particular findings, we seen that particularly in Greece the willingness to donate blood is considerably excessive however data isn’t available. We even have seen a lot of people attempting to achieve as many individuals as potential via sharing their (or a beloved one’s) want of blood on social media, so we concluded that there exists a serious want for blood particularly in intervals of heightened exercise like summertime.”
Blossom – Canada, College of Waterloo
UN Sustainable Targets Addressed: #3: Good Well being & Wellbeing, #4: High quality Training, #5: Gender Equality and Girls’s Empowerment, #10: Decreased Inequalities
Blossom supplies an built-in answer for younger ladies to get entry to correct and dependable menstrual training 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 challenge are of South Asian descent, we all know firsthand how tough it’s to speak concerning the feminine reproductive system inside our households. We wished to develop an software that may goal youth to allow them to start this dialog at an earlier age. Blossom permits customers to be taught 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 girls and ladies.”
Gateway – Vietnam, Hoa Sen College
UN Sustainable Targets 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 cell gadget 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 occurring in our group the place the assist of expertise remains to be missing relating to covid. Vaccination in our nation remains to be persevering with. We nonetheless must manually (paper) relating to registering for vaccination outcomes. And “again to highschool/workplace” at the moment are the most important challenges for enterprise, group. Contact tracing options are absolutely overloaded with crowded areas. We’re targeted on bettering 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 School of Engineering, Nagpur
UN Sustainable Targets Addressed: #1: No Poverty, #4: High quality Training, #8: Respectable Work & Financial Progress
GetWage supplies a instrument to assist these impacted by unemployment and unfilled positions within the native financial system discover and put up each 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, each day wage laborers had been hit the toughest. Knowledge from Lucknow reveals how the typical working days pre-Covid for many employees had been round 21 days a month, which fell to 9 days a month put up 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 as a way to assist the needy by connecting them with these trying to rent laborers and educating them.“
Isak – South Korea, Soonchunhyang College
UN Sustainable Targets 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 choosing 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 group determined to unravel each rubbish discount and train. We thought that if we picked up trash whereas jogging, we may care for our well being and atmosphere on the identical time, and if we added further capabilities, we may arouse curiosity from customers and encourage them to take part.”
SaveONE life – Kenya, Taita Taveta College
UN Sustainable Targets Addressed: #1: No Poverty, #2: Zero Starvation, #4:High quality Training, #10: Decreased Inequality
SaveONE life helps donors find and donate items to residence orphanages in Kenya which might be in want of primary gadgets, meals, clothes, and different academic 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 advised us that their problem is meals. A number of the children are affected by malnutrition as a result of they aren’t getting sufficient meals, water, clothes and academic supplies together with faculty charges for the children. The key 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 Targets Addressed: #10: Decreased 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 all over the world use signal language for communication. These are all people who have nice concepts, ideas, and opinions that have to be heard. Nonetheless, their expertise and expertise might be of no use if persons are not in a position to perceive what they must say; this has result in 1 in 4 deaf folks leaving a job as a consequence of discrimination. If we fail to be taught signal language, we’re depriving ourselves of the information sources that deaf folks have to offer. 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 Targets Addressed: #2: Zero Starvation
Starvelp goals to deal with 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 having the ability to feed themselves and their households are associated to poor monetary situations. We had been impressed to construct this, as a result of in lots of international locations, there are a lot of slum areas and lots of people who find themselves within the farming sector will not be in a position to get adequate meals. It’s actually surprising for us to see information about how persons are getting impacted annually and have totally different illnesses as a consequence of improper diet. In truth, they must skip many meals which in the end results in undernourishment, and it is a massive drawback.”
Xtrinsic – Germany, School of Engineering Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
UN Sustainable Targets Addressed: #3: Good Well being & Wellbeing
Xtrinsic is an software for psychological well being analysis and remedy – it adapts your atmosphere to your private habits and wishes. Utilizing a wearable gadget and TensorFlow, the group goals to detect and assist customers get via their struggles all through the day and at evening 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 group members had been immediately impacted by the not too long ago waged wars in Syria and Ukraine. And all of us have skilled psychological well being situations through the pandemic. We realized via our hardships overcome these robust conditions and keep robust and constructive. We imagine 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 Girls’s College
UN Sustainable Targets Addressed: #4: High quality Training, #10: Decreased Inequalities
Zero-zone helps energetic 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 Tune, and Hyomin Kim.
“About 39% of Korean listening to impaired folks discover it tough to be taught lip-reading, even when they’ve enrolled in particular faculties. The challenge goals to refine lip-reading in order that listening to impaired can be taught lip-reading anytime, anyplace and talk actively. Our instrument supplies equal academic alternatives for deaf customers who need to apply oral speech. As well as, the energetic communication of the listening to impaired, will give them confidence and develop an influence to beat inequality as a consequence of difficulties in communication.”
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