16 Apr 2014
Innovative apps see two teams selected for Olympic competition
Two teams from the University’s Department of Computer Science have made it through to the Development Phase of the Atos IT Challenge, a unique international competition that tasked innovative students to come up with ideas to enhance the Rio 2016 Games experience through technology.
Representing the UK and Loughborough are Team Chocobo (Jonathan Smith, Matthew Le Fleur and Favour Sawyerr) with their Fantasy Athletics App, and Level 1 (Michael Johnson, Christ Matthews and Francis Narty) with Kapable - an app to help disabled visitors to the 2016 Olympics access disability-friendly facilities.
The students are amongst 11 teams selected for the Development Phase of the competition and are up against groups from Brazil, France, South Korea, USA and India.
Loughborough's students are taking part in the Challenge as part of their final year on the Computer Science MSci programme, which encourages students to work on real projects with outside industries.
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