Belfast Telegraph

'Appy campers' selected to develop healthcare mobile applications

Five university undergraduates have been selected to progress to the final stages of IT company Kainos's annual innovation challenge.

The Kainos summer AppCamp provides an opportunity for young developers and entrepreneurs to conceive and develop their own mobile applications.

This summer's 11 'AppCampers' pitched their app ideas to a panel of experts including Brendan O'Brien, consultant doctor with the Public Health Agency, Paul McCoy, investment manager at Invest NI and Tom Gray, Kainos's chief technology officer - in a bid to progress to the final stages of the competition.

The finalists, who hail from Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster, will develop apps for sufferers of diabetes (Beta-Betes), early on-set dementia (Memory Manager) and cystic fibrosis (CF Buddy and Acystant) as well as educating and alerting travellers of the necessary vaccination information for different regions worldwide (Vacci-Nations).

The students from left to right above are Paul Acheson (QUB), Cormac Quinn (QUB), Alison Campbell (UU, Coleraine), Andrew Paul (QUB) and Sean Mackin (QUB).

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