The winner of the Milestone Community Kickstarter Contest 2019 was announced at the Milestone Community Days in Copenhagen on March 27. Roger Meier, Managing Director of EET Europarts, was honored as the winner. He competed against innovators from 16 countries who submitted ideas to the contest, and four made it to the final round. They presented their ideas and prototypes for a judging committee and the attending partner community, who then voted for their favorite idea via an app.
The winning project is a digital nurse that uses sensors and video to assist healthcare professionals in nursing homes around the world.
“This year’s’ winner demonstrated innovation and seamless integration with Milestone XProtect video management software, for a solution utilizing sensors on top of video to improve the life and safety of the elderly and disabled while assisting nurses and care givers. Innovation, creativity and technical feasibility are at the heart of the Milestone Community Kickstarter Contest, and we are happy to provide the platform for new technology partners to continue to push the boundaries of video management,” says Chief Technology Officer Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, Milestone Systems.
Milestone Systems awarded Roger Meier and his team a $10,000 cash prize and $55,000 in development and marketing resources. They will be working closely with Milestone to finalize the winning project in the coming year. This includes completing of the integration with the Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit (MIP SDK), getting the integration certified by Milestone and bringing the solution to market.Other finalists
- CEO at Cibersoftware Innovation Adolfo Wilches, Columbia: Smart Internet of Things Helmet – a helmet, cap or similar wearable product that contains a tiny electronic IoT health monitoring system.
- Chief Software Architect, Eric Bourque from ixa systems SA, Switzerland: allowing Milestone XProtect users to create dynamic privacy masks on any PTZ camera.
- Head of Algorithms Department at Softrust by UTI, Serban Carata, Romania: building a packaged, self-dispatching drone system for remote monitored sites managed from within Milestone XProtect, delivering images and metadata back in.