Egyptian team wins in Imagine Cup
INNOVATIONS| July 10, 2012, 2:56 p.m.
Egypt’s team Vivid has taken a first place in the Windows Phone Challenge section of the annual global Microsoft Imagine Cup.
A team from Algeria, the Klein Team, secured a third place in the competition, in the Windows Azure Challenge. In the IT Challenge, team Sherif Talaat of Egypt took second place.
The winners of the innovation competition were announced at the worldwide finals in Sidney, Australia, this week.
The Microsoft Imagine Cup is described the world’s premier student technology competition. This year, the theme was: Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems.
Team quadSquad from the Ukraine took top honors in the Software Design Competition with its device, Enable Talk, which uses a pair of gloves equipped with 15 flex sensors and a microcontroller that continuously recognize sign language patterns, which are then transmitted via Bluetooth to a Windows Phone device that uses the Microsoft Speech API and Bing API to translate the signs into audio.
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