By Tom Jackson
The Egyptian team behind a solution that aims to help lifeguards be more effective in maintaining beach safety has made it to the final of the Microsoft Imagine Cup.
The 16th annual Imagine Cup competition calls on student teams to come up with an idea for a technology application that solves a real world problem, create a business plan and bring the concept to life, and is open to 29 countries across the world.
Microsoft has announced the winners of the Middle East and Africa (MEA) regional final, who will travel to the global final taking place in Seattle, United States (US) on July 23-25. There they will compete for a cash prize of up to US$100,000.
After 7,000 teams from across the region applied, six teams from Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey competed in the regional final. Egyptian team Beach Safer was named as one of the winners, alongside the Pakistani and Turkish teams.
Beach Safer aims to help lifeguards be more effective in maintaining beach safety. It is a smart, integrated IoT solution that provides real-time monitoring and supervision of swimmers, allowing for quick, accurate drowning detection and immediate rescue.
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