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Australian team wins Microsoft Imagine Cup with eye-scanning health app

Two medical students from Australia won Microsoft’s Imagine Cup global student technology competition this morning, prevailing over teams from around the world with Eyenaemia, their app for screening for anemia by taking a picture of the eye. Apart from producing an innovative app, the team of Jarrel Seah and Jennifer Tang didn’t hurt their chances by making a none-too-subtle reference… Read More

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Translating gloves take top prize in Microsoft contest

A team of students from Ukraine has claimed the top prize in the software design category of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup student competition with gloves that use sensors and a mobile app to translate sign language into speech. The team’s project, EnableTalk, uses a pair of gloves with 15 sensors and a microcontroller that recognize the… Read More

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Food recovery project wins Microsoft’s U.S. Imagine Cup

Over on Microsoft’s Redmond campus today, teams from schools around the country gathered for the U.S. finals of the company’s Imagine Cup student technology competition. Finalists in the marquee software design category included a University of Washington team using Kinect sensor to teach math, a Winona State University (Minn.) team developing a smart sleeping pad to… Read More

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Microsoft ‘Imagine Cup’ finals: Ballmer and students on CNN

Microsoft’s Imagine Cup student technology competition has grown into a massive event in less than a decade of existence, with hundreds of thousands of students participating this year. Four hundred of them are in New York City for the worldwide finals, starting today. The challenge is to use technology to solve some of the world’s… Read More