Name of the Competition: IoT Hacks.
Organized By: Robotics @ Berkeley and Upsilon Pi Epsilon.
About the competition: IoT Hacks aimed to promote interaction between electrical engineering and computer science by creating a small and nurturing environment, getting beginners and experts alike more interested in building awesome stuff using hardware. Participants are to create a cool project that combines microcontrollers, the Internet, and a real world appliance.
Achievement: FIRST PRIZE WINNERS in the IoT Hacks.
REP Students: Chia Shao Hui Gideon, Tan Si Ying Rachel, Tai Tzu Shuan @ Daniel Tai, Trudy Sih Shu Min, Ang Wei Loong and Thomas Tham Ting Hoi.
Product: Pillar, a smart modular pill dispenser to tackle the rising problem of overmedicating elderly.
Description: The team created Pillar, a smart modular pill dispenser to tackle the rising problem of overmedicating elderly in the United States and around the world, and ultimately grant caretakers and loved ones a peace of mind. Pillar comes with a suite of carefully crafted features to automate the process of taking regular medication - from sorting the pills into individual module segments, to reminding the patient to take the right amount of medication at the right time through visual and verbal ques.
The physical product is accompanied by a mobile app, which is used to do a one-time set up upon receiving new medication. Thereafter, the caretaker can receive regular notifications on his/her patient's medication consumption or modify the frequency and quantity of pills remotely.