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Photos: Gates and the vibrating wristband

Competitors in the Imagine Cup contest for student inventors show their projects to the Microsoft chairman.
By Bill Detwiler, Contributor on
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Vibrating wristband

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates tries on a vibrating wristband that is part of a system designed to help the blind and visually impaired navigate. The setup was developed by a team of Brazilian college students, including Ivan Cordeiro Cardim, center, and Carlos Eduardo Montiero Rodrigues, seen on the far right.

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Team USA

Gates looks on as a team of students from Virginia Commonwealth University--the Imagine Cup finalists from the United States--demonstrate their "PocketDoc" program for quick access to medical data. The students demonstrating the software are Brandon Saunders (left) and Brooks Hollar (right).

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