We had a tremendous and exciting 2 days last week as we listened to the Imagine Cup Round 1 presentations. The creativity, IQ, and hard work was clear and inspiring – using cutting edge technology from Kinect, Cloud, and Windows Phone 7. From over 300 registrants and 30 teams this year, only 6 teams will go to Round 2. These teams are listed below.
I want to give special thanks to Jordan University for Science and Technology, especially Dr Mohammad AlHammouri and Dr Monther Dowairi, for hosting the competition there. And big thanks to the 3 judges of round 1 who spent 2 full days giving valuable feedback to the contestants and doing the tough job of evaluating them: Dr Ahmad Taani from Yarmook University, Dr Fawzi Al-Mulqi from MoICT, and Mr Maher Abu-Leil from Nuqul Group.
Round 2 will take place at the El-Hasan Science City, Saturday April 16th 10am-3pm. The presentations are open for the public.
The round 1 winners:
- U of Petra, Imaginsts
o An inexpensive solution for paralyzed people to control computers
- GJU/PSUT/Petra, OASYS
o Also an inexpensive solution for paralyzed people to control computers
- JUST, KinectSL
o Special imagine-processing algorithm to analyze Sign-language and translate it using Microsoft Kinect
- U of Petra, Guardians
o Children protection bracelet
- JUST, Kine (Physical Therapy)
o Inexpensive Physical Therapy solution using Microsoft Kinect
- PSUT, Mimix
o Sign-language translator using Computer or Windows Phone 7