CSE498, Collaborative Design, Spring 2011
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

For over 50 years, Medtronic's mission has been to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life. As an ongoing effort to extend services, a sample service offering hosted by Microsoft Azure Cloud Services was designed and developed.

The objective of our software system is to put coaches, student athletes, and a facilities administrator into one toolset to provide information and collaborate on improving the overall health of the student athlete to ensure playing status. With many teams and facilities to manage, proper allocation of resources and equipment becomes an important issue.

Our team has created a cloud-based Athletics Operations Center to enable coaches and student athletes ease of access to robust utilities such as People Presence, Calendaring, and Instant Messaging. The users of the system also have access to Health Records, Videos, and relevant RSS Feeds.

The key focus of the Athletics Operations Center is to provide coaches and student athletes a cohesive environment in which to access valuable information. Instant Messaging enables coaches to easily communicate with others using the system. The Calendaring feature allows for quick recognition of event conflicts, or insufficient resources.

The Athletics Operations Center is accessible via any modern web browser, and is primarily intended to be viewed on large kiosk-like systems. The web application is written in ASP.NET and C# with a Windows Azure cloud-based back-end.