Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Imagine Cup 2011: and the winners are…

Congratulations to the winners of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2011, the world’s premier student competition with the theme: “Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems”! This year's final took place in New York City. 358,000 Students from around the world competed in 11 categories including Embedded Development. Each winning team was awarded $25,000.

…and the winners in the Embedded Development category are:

3rd place:
Endeavour_Design from Gh. Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania with a self-learning device aiming to reduce the mortality on the road by autarky avoiding obstacles in an unknown environment.

2nd place:
Harmonicare from Tsinghua University, China with a lung training system for people with respirator problems or breath diseases. This system converts the air flow into music by playing a harmonica and thus making lung training fun.

1st place:
NTHUCS from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan with a dynamic emergency exit sign system. This system detects smoke and fire in a building and changes the emergency exit signs accordingly. In addition, the system also uses lasers to guide people in heavy smoke.

Congratulations again! You can find a complete list of this year's winners here.

Have fun!

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