IEEE student branch at the University of Jaffna organized an awareness session on Humanitarian Activities on 09th of February 2019 at Department of Computer Science. The session mainly focused on encouraging and motivating students to actively participate in different technology-based solutions which can be used for the betterment of humanity.
We too participated in similar sessions in our university times, but only some of them really made an impact while many sessions we don't even know what was really happening!
Now this time, IEEE asked me to do a session, so I start thinking from what are the key takeaways they are going to bring home and doing the session towards it. …
If you want to consult a doctor today at Colombo, you need to spend half of your day starting around two hours in traffic, half an hour to find a parking slot, two to three hours of waiting at a hospital or clinic.
One year before, we reached some large healthcare providers around Colombo city with a pitch of making a piece of software that can do something smart.
We don't know what exactly the root cause, how to fix it. But one thing we believed was given we are working from Sri Lanka solving worlds hardest problems in our day to day research labs, why can't we work with a hospital to solve this issue? …