Local Domestic Abuse App nominated for International Award

Nurse Deann Elma Scott

Nurse Deann Elma Scott

ProtectEM from Grenada was nominated by an international jury of ICT experts to enter the next round of the 2013 World Summit Award (WSA) in the E-HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT category.

ProtectEM will compete against over 400 of the most outstanding e-Content products and applications from 168 countries, in front of the WSA’s Grand Jury, from August 29-31 in Estonia’s capital city, Tallinn.

App Developer and Grenadian born, Deann Elma Scott, a Registered Nurse/Midwife, computer Systems Engineer, and Health IT Enthusiast, said she is overjoyed at the good news, and would like to thank LIME in particular for affording her the opportunity to attend the first ground-breaking Mobile Applications Development workshop held last year at the Trade Center.

She was among over forty participants who attended, and she attributes her success to that special event.

“I am eternally grateful to Lime and the Ministry of ICT for lighting that spark in me”, she said, adding that, “II would especially like to thank Mr. Glendon Langaigne, the local WSA Expert and president of iTAG, for nominating me.”

In a three-day process in late August, the WSA Grand Jury, consisting of international renowned ICT experts and industry leaders, will meet in Tallinn/Estonia to evaluate the submissions from the remaining nominees and select the 40 best products.

The members of the Grand Jury come from all continents and have backgrounds in the creative industries, telecommunication, advertising, journalism and research, as well as in teaching.

The jury will be hosted by national partners such as the Estonian ICT Cluster.

The 40 world’s best e-Content applications (5 products in each of the WSA categories) would be selected to present their products in front of an international audience in Colombo/Sri Lanka from October 23-25.

The categories of the World Summit Award (WSA) are e-Government & Open Datae-Health & Environment, e-Learning & Science, e-Entertainment & Games, e-Culture & Tourism, e-Media & Journalism, e-Business & Commerce and e-Inclusion & Empowerment.

The 40 WSA winners will get the chance to present their products in Sri Lanka at an event which will offer a platform for high level experts, industry leaders and government representatives to discuss innovation in mobile content.

At the event, an on sight jury will again evaluate the products to select the eight overall winners in an event dubbed, “The WSA Global Champions 2013”.

Meanwhile, Nurse Scott is said to be working on three other e-Health projects – a Home Pap Smear Kit, which will help women to screen for cervical cancer in the comfort and privacy of their home as well as a Medical Kiosk (Mini-Clinic) that will bring TeleHealth services to the masses.

The other is a Programmable Earring, Watch or other fashion accessories that calls 911.

She hopes to embed her app ProtectEM into wearable fashion accessories to extend the usefulness of the app in emergency situations.

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