Highlights from Microsoft's Imagine Cup 2012

Highlights from Microsoft's Imagine Cup 2012

Summary: After five gruelling days, Microsoft's Imagine Cup 2012 wrapped up yesterday. Over 100 teams from 75 countries made it to the finals this year, all bringing along inventions intended to solve the world's toughest problems.


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  • Bouncing lady.

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    This Polish entry into the Kinect fun section of the competition involved activities such as bouncing on a ball and raising one's arms to interact with a game. It was built to help children undergoing rehabilitation by physiotherapists.

  • Peanut butter jelly time.

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    Members of the Cote d'Ivoire and South Korean team mixing it up. The brown costume at the back is intended to be a peanut.

  • Funky headwear for sufferers of Alzheimer's.

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    A member of the Greek team sporting the headwear used in the team's system, which uses gameplay to help sufferers of Alzheimer's Disease.

Topics: Emerging Tech, Microsoft

Spandas Lui

About Spandas Lui

Spandas forayed into tech journalism in 2009 as a fresh university graduate spurring her passion for all things tech. Based in Australia, Spandas covers enterprise and business IT.

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