IOT Lab - Cisco Grand Prize Winners

DevNet Zone, Cisco Live Milan

17 February Feb 2015

Our IoT team won the Cisco Live hackaton with their Pillbox, a concept for an app for medication tracking.

Cisco Live is Cisco’s flagship annual technical training, networking, and education. 100 developers, on 20 teams, competed in the hackathon for 24 hours to create new apps for Cisco platforms. The winning project this year was Pillbox, developed by our Alberto Sarullo, Loris Bottello, Andrea Germinario, and Andrea Desiato.

The team addressed a real-world issue: how to keep track of whether or not you have taken your medication. The Pillbox app leveraged a combination of our Enterprise IOT infrastructure (EIoT), Data in Motion data monitoring, and filtering software, and the Jabber APIs. After the doctor prescribes your medication and enters it into a Cloud system, Jabber alerts you when it’s time to take your medicine. Then a sensor in the pillbox connected to Cisco’s EIoT system records that the medicine has been taken and keeps track of each dosage and when it was taken. If the sensor isn’t triggered within a certain time after the medicine is supposed to be taken, the app alerts your doctor via Jabber. Or the patient can contact the doctor directly through Jabber. The team built this app in under 24 hours.

Congratulations to the winners!