Baldivis: Tranby College students show tech wares with Young ICT Explorers Competition win

Connor Carruthers, Patrick Walsh and Angus Belton with their monitoring system.
Connor Carruthers, Patrick Walsh and Angus Belton with their monitoring system.

TRANBY College students won first place in the Young ICT Explorers (YICTE) Competition.

Students developed a monitoring system to assist the elderly and other people who need assistance and took out the Year 7/8 category.

Their monitoring system was scrutinised by judges along with ideas from around Australia.

The system provided feedback to family, friends and/or nurses.

It also acted as an alarm to wake them up, a monitor to identify if they were not moving and a panic alarm if they needed assistance.

Year 7 students Angus Belton, Connor Carruthers, Riley Walsh and Patrick Walsh came up with the idea of developing the electronic monitoring device.

Together they constructed and programmed a prototype for entry into the YICTE Competition.

Their prototype featured equipment (Raspberry Pi, touchscreen, accelerometer) and a programming language (Python) that they were using for the first time.

The competition was on September 16 at the Mt Lawley Campus of Edith Cowan University.

The boys presented their project to the judging panel, which featured three industry innovators.

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