On Saturday May 1, teams from around the Gulf arrived to the Atlantis Hotel to compete in the Imagine Cup Gulf 2010 Regional Finals. May 3 was the big competition day, where the teams presented their software design innovations in front of a panel of judges. Teams had ideas ranging from entrepreneurial websites, recycling innovations, traffic solutions, to health applications.
First Place: Kuwait – TWTD
The American University of Kuwait Team created and tested a multi-touch tutoring system for the physically challenged (TWTD). TWTD is educational software that uses markers and web-cam as a method of interacting with computers. The initial prototype was tested in Kuwaiti schools. It includes lessons for English, Math, Shapes and Science.
Second Place: Oman – Show Me The Traffic
Third Place: Bahrain – Cash Trash
A multifunctional smart recycle bin that will be used by public to dispose any recyclable materials. The device contains a system that will count points for users for every time they use the device, of which the points will be exchanged for valuable vouchers for the user.
Fourth Place: UAE – Ear it
Addresses the global concern of hearing impairment by providing a low cost, easy-to-use mobile phone application to test a user’s degree of hearing (detection of hearing loss) at several frequency and pitch bands.
The software application Ear it will be The top 4 teams will be heading to Warsaw, Poland in July to represent their country in the Worldwide Imagine Cup Finals.
Mobile Category – Sponsored by du: Oman, Find Me Taxi
Winner of the Mobile Category Award, sponsored by du. Allows people to book the best available taxi using real time information about available taxis.