ECE M.S./Ph.D. student Md. Shaad Mahmud's team won the 2015 year's overall global startup battle (GSB) Champion in the Co Innovator's Track, among thousands of teams from events where over 25,000 entrpreneurs attended across 60 countries. Their road to success began in the UMassD ATMC startup weekend competition which was help between the 13th and 15th of November.
The project is about a "Smart Case", which is an intelligent case for smartphones with biomedical sensors and an emergency button. The case can be used for monitoring health and other personal emergency alert. The technical components of sensor and communication parts in the project are supported by NSF grant (Award Number#1401711) titled "Design of wearable biosensor system with wireless network for the remote detection of life threatening events and neonates".