Congratulations to the the winners of the Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide Finals! 106 teams of students from 75 countries came together in Sydney to battle it out over five days, showcasing projects designed to tackle the world's biggest problems.
It's great to see Microsoft continuing to look at ways to make a positive difference through technology - whether it's through donating software to not-for-profits or giving others the chance to come up with solutions through initiatives like the Imagine Cup.
For the past ten years, he Imagine Cup, run by Microsoft has given students from around the world the opportunity to come up with real technology solutions for real world problems. Every year, a high standard of projects have been presented, and in a number of cases led to companies and solutions being produced.
Winners from this year's Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals were chosen from ten different categories such as software design, game design, Kinect Labs, app design, health awareness and environmental awareness.
People's Choice Award, The D Labs from India proposed a project to help people suffering from dyslexia. By using a mix of eye tracking hardware and the Microsoft Kinect to sense body movement, they can help to diagnose dyslexia. They also proposed the use of interactive games to assist in learning and development using a number of different Microsoft technologies including Kinect, Windows 8, Windows Azure, Windows Phone, Silverlight and XNA.
For a full list of winners, visit the Imagine Cup blog.
Next year's Imagine Cup will no doubt be just as challenging, giving students from the chance to offer solutions for serious world problems. The Worldwide Finals will be held in Saint Petersberg, Russia.
Source: Imagine Cup