Technological Institute of the Philippines

T.I.P. QC CpE Team awarded in the 2016 AMY IP Awards

The Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) Quezon City’s Computer Engineering (CpE) team was recently awarded 1st Runner-up in the Alfredo M. Yao Intellectual Property (AMY IP) Awards 2016, Collegiate category.

The AMY IP Awards is an annual search for Filipino-owned intellectual properties that have contributed or have the potential to contribute to the country’s economic and social development. Launched in 2009 by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), the AMY IP Awards aims to promote innovation in entrepreneurship and appreciation of locally-developed and socially-relevant intellectual properties.

The CpE team composed of Ritz Jansen Aviles, Rodante Jay-R Escala, Mark Genesis Llavora, Jaysee Primavera, and Ian Montero (5th from right, holding the trophy), led by faculty adviser Engr. Ronnie Dysangco (2nd from right), presented the innovation called “Automated Bag-valve-mask Device with Android Technology Application.” The device has the ability to automate the process of pumping air into the windpipe of a patient, solving the problem of operating a manual bag-valve and providing consistent air delivery, especially in emergency situations. Its smaller and lighter package also makes it very portable, easy to operate in ambulances and emergencies, and inexpensive compared to existing automated bulky ventilation machines.

There were a total of 72 participating entries for the AMY IP Awards this year (44 in the professional category and 28 in the collegiate category). After careful judging and screening, the 28 collegiate entries were narrowed down to 4, with T.I.P. besting 2 other participants and Samar State University being recognized as Grand Winner.