Two KPU students have developed an app that could revolutionize health care in Surrey: A tracking system with the ability to map and log patient movements.
Fourth-year information technology students Shenal Kumar and Jonathan Chong pitched the Dynamic Monitoring System to over 230 technology, health, business and investment experts at the City of Surrey’s inaugural Innovation Boulevard industry event. The app has already received interest from investors for its potential to track in real-time the motion of newborns and patients in out care programs.
“A strength of KPU’s bachelor of information technology program is that it provides bright students with opportunities to develop working prototypes that address real world challenges. Shenal and Jonathan have taken those opportunities. They’ve risen to meet those challenges,” says Wayne Tebb, dean of the KPU school of business.
Students from local universities were encouraged to submit ideas for medical, digital health, and independent living technologies that could gain traction on Surrey’s Innovation Boulevard – an initiative the city envisions will become a centre for collaboration between world-class medical talent, entrepreneurs, researchers, investors and health care professionals. Kumar and Chong were the only students to demonstrate a live model of their app.
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