The 2019 Call for Code claiming is coming to a close as ally IBM and David Clark Cause are set to advertise the grand prize winner next month. The months-long challenge solicited technologists from around the world to invent solutions to advance accustomed adversity preparedness, response, and recovery. And one team’s going to get a $200K cash prize and a development meeting.

More than 180,000 people from around the globe alternate in this year’s challenge – whether through acquiescence or abutment – and 32 teams have been called as bounded finalists. A panel of judges led by President Bill Clinton will select a grand prize winner and four runners-up on 12 October, each of which will accept the befalling to work with IBM and its ally to bring their idea to life.


Last year’s winner was Project OWL, a adaptable mesh arrangement made out of rubber ducks. The team’s since gone on to advance and test its “Clusterduck” technology in real-world environments. You can read more about Project OWL here.

Here’s a handful of the 32 entries aggressive for the top award this year along with their accordant entries from IBM’s blog post announcement the finalists:

Rx Pharmacist

Project Rx Pharmacist uses a smartphone app to track and archive donated medications so that the right medication can be easily found by medical and rescue volunteers. By using IBM Cognos, the app uses visual acceptance to analyze the medication, and an IoT device to sort it. The app ensures that the right person gets the right anesthetic in a timely fashion.


There are no abundant strategies and polices to assure firefighters from the accumulative effect of smoke and toxic substances that are inhaled. Prometeo is a cerebral belvedere where sensors from firefighters’ uniforms aggregate data and send it to a Cloudant database for professionals to adviser their health in real time.


Many aged people live alone, with nobody attractive after them. In the case of an emergency, this can be acutely alarming for them. QRP-Eden developed an IoT wearable device worn by the aged where health data, including heart rate and blood pressure, are monitored regularly. This data would be stored on the blockchain and in case of an aberancy or emergency, help would be sent out to assist them.

Blooming – Everybody Smiles More

When adversity strikes, there are many people who advance to help those in need. However, before volunteers can assist, they spend a large amount of time on day-of acquirements and dispersal. These processes can be done ahead of time online. Project Blooming’s main goal is to authorize the most able way to digitize this whole action and store data by using a Cloudant database. In doing so, volunteers can aerate their efforts to absolutely help people and those in need will get help as soon as possible.


DopplerDrone sends in a basic drone to impacted areas to map the area and obtain advice on what medical or other food are needed most bound with the help of the IoT Platform. A second drone flies into the zones with supply crates filled with what is needed most. This system decidedly cuts down on acknowledgment time for those who need help fast.


After a accustomed disaster, there is a huge need for blood donors. With Alpha, donors and recipients track specific donations, from where it began all the way to where it ends up. Alpha also provides some capacity on attainable advice on the donor’s blood and sends an SMS bulletin thanking the donor when the blood has been used.


Healios provides accessible, high-quality mental health care for victims of accustomed disasters, by streamlining the action for case workers to affix with survivors who may be coping with abrogating mental health symptoms. By leveraging the IBM Watson platform, Healios can accommodate high-quality mental health care at scale by way of a mobile application, accordant with both iOS and Android, and acts as a chatbot for ease of use.

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