“iMED” deemed top notch project at Bangkok entrepreneurship boot camp
'iMed,' an application designed by a team of Birzeit University students to remind users of medication intake times and to track a number of health indicators, was chosen as the winning idea at the Fifth Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (GEB) in Bangkok, Thailand.
Alisse Nasser, Siham Fuad, Ahmed Emam, and Sandra Muallem from Palestine, Dao Thi Phuoc Hao from Vietnam, and Amenan Couboura Sidiki from Ivory Coast, five students pursuing studies towards a bachelor degree in doctor of pharmacy, explained that their project helps patients take the right medication at the right time and provides medical information to prevent therapeutic problems, such as drug interaction.
The project can be downloaded as an application on mobile phones where patients can submit their personal information and health records (allergies, recent surgeries, heritable problems or diseases, and more) in order to track their health and care for their needs.
'iMed' reduces the risks and side effects of drug use which can arise, for example, from late intake or when the instructions have not been followed correctly and keeps patients up to date on their condition.
The 'iMed' team were among 160 participants from 40 countries who participated in the bootcamp where they competed by pitching their business models in front of renowned investors, successful entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurship experts from across the globe.
GEB is renowned as a forum that contributes to the flourishing of entrepreneurship and innovation.