• IBM contest winners answer call by developing lifesaving tech for firefighters

    11 days ago - By Digital Trends

    Could smart sensor technology help make firefighters' jobs a bit less dangerous? That's the hope of Prometeo, the team announced as the winners of IBM's Call for Code 2019 competition.
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  • IBM announces 2019 Call For Code grand prize winner

    IBM announces 2019 Call For Code grand prize winner

    11 days ago - By The Next Web

    IBM today announced the 2019 Call for Code grand prize was awarded to Prometeo for developing a health monitoring platform for firefighters. The Barcelona-based team consisting of a nurse, a firefighter, and three developers will receive $200,000 and assistance from IBM and its partners to bring the project to life. Promoteo began as an endeavor by firefighter Joan Herrera. Realizing there were no systems in place to monitor the health of firefighters combating wildfires, Herrera and nurse Vicenç Padró began collecting data by hand. Eventually, they joined forces with three IT...
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  • AI-based firefighter safety startup Prometeo wins IBM Call for Code Challenge

    AI-based firefighter safety startup Prometeo wins IBM Call for Code Challenge

    11 days ago - By TechCrunch

    During an event at the United Nations Delegates Dining Room in New York City, IBM unveiled the winners to its annual Call for Code Global Challenge. The competition, which is targeted at computing solutions for global problems, crowned five winners, ranging from first responders to health care info.
    Prometeo took the top price for its Watson-based AI solution targeted at firefighters. The team, which is lead by a 33-year firefighting veteran, has developed a tool designed to monitor health and safety in the industry, both long term and in real-time. The Spanish startup developed a...
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