Compta’s mobile app born at Hack for Good 2016, an event promoted by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, is the portuguese winner in the Health and Well Being category and is in the World Shortlist 2017 from the World Summit Awards, one of the world’s most consecrated apps competition supported by the United Nations.
myXIMI is a mobile app that connects seniors, family, friends, healthcare professionals, medical equipments and sensors in an easy, perfectly adapted and capable app that fights loneliness and promotes healthy life style habits through interaction, gamification and cognitive computing. The main objective is to make elderly people happy! XIMI is the diminutive from proximity – the loneliness antithesis.
The WSA distinguishes innovative digital solutions that impact society and this year covers candidates from around 178 countries, a statement said. The Portuguese jury selected the national projects, in a process coordinated by APDC, with the participation of the Portuguese National Innovation Agency too.
A jury led by Professor Roberto Carneiro has selected eight national projects for the World Summit Awards (WSA). This is followed by an online jury composed by international experts, including the Executive Director of APDC, Ana Gonçalves Pereira which will evaluate and select the best 15 to 18 projects in each of the competition categories.
Subsequently, and after the composition of the group of the most voted, another jury will decide the competition’s Global Champions. The initiative selects and promotes local digital innovations with global impact and is also recognized as an international platform that combines a set of events with a global network of entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, government leaders, academics and civil society.