Announcing the Judges for Imagine Cup World Wide Final


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Imagine Cup is a magical time at Microsoft. It’s a time when young student developers from all over the globe descend upon Seattle to share their visions for transforming the world around them through the power of technology.

A few weeks ago, we unveiled an exciting lineup of 35 student developer teams that will compete head to head from July 26-29 to become the next Imagine Cup Champion.

Adding another level of excitement to the event, today we are announcing two very specials guests who will be on stage to help choose the next Imagine Cup Champion – from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, lead actor John Boyega, and Dr. Jennifer Tang, part of the duo behind the 2014 Imagine Cup Champion, Team Eyenaemia.

Here’s what Mr. Boyega had to say about the prospect of being onstage when the next Imagine Cup Champion is revealed: “As an actor, I work with special effects all the time. And the only thing more amazing than Hollywood movie magic is the passion and creativity of the students at the Imagine Cup.”

John Boyega     Jennifer Tang

As for Dr. Tang, well, she is certainly no stranger to Imagine Cup. In addition to being co-founder of Stat Innovations and creator of Eyenaemia, a simple, non-invasive screening tool for anaemia, she is currently a medical doctor at a tertiary trauma center in Melbourne, Australia. Since the Imagine Cup, she and Eyenaemia co-founder Jarrel Seah have continued to build Eyenaemia, most recently working on field trials in Mombasa, Kenya. Jennifer was also recently named one of Forbes Magazine’s Asia 30 under 30 for 2016.

We are thrilled to have both Mr. Boyega and Dr. Tang as judges and can’t wait for them to bring their passion for students and technology to the competition.

Of course, Imagine Cup is really about student innovation and how the next generation of developers will employ cutting-edge technology to change how we work, live and play in the years ahead. From a prosthetic smart hand to a 3D virtual reality horror game to a solution designed to help doctors and patients diagnose amblyopia, these student projects are both inventive and ambitious.

If you haven’t already, I highly encourage you to learn more about the 35 teams of students and the solutions they’ve developed as they ready themselves to compete on the global stage and demonstrate their power to better our world through their love of technology.

Games

None Developers
Indonesia
Froggy and the Pesticide: Puzzle game designed to instill environmental awareness

PH21
Thailand
Timelie: Stealth puzzle game with unique gameplay

Tower Up
Brazil
Sonho de Jequi: Game where the object is to collect as much water as possible

Vanguards
Bahrain
Apollo X: Horror game that uses virtual reality, biofeedback technology and a mobile phone

Digital Interactive
South Africa
Of Dragon and Sheep: 3D game where the hero saves sheep from dragons

Shooting Star Studios
Spain
The Void: Game where players must fight their fears to move forward

Infinite Pizza
Russia
Partycles: Action-puzzle game designed to teach elementary particles and nuclear physics

Studio Attic
Korea
Attic over Attic: Action game for kids aged 8-13

Sapient
United Kingdom
HexWorld: 3D adventure game featuring an interactive world

Innovation

Black.ai
Australia
Ani: Computer vision and machine learning system that enables living spaces to react to how we use them

Clove
New Zealand
Clove: Online platform that connects consumers to home-chefs so they can access healthy food at take-out convenience

Bit Masters
Sri Lanka
AM Plus: Low-cost, easy-to-use, intelligent digital signage platform

ENTy
Romania
ENTy: Medical solution that tracks balance and posture

Octave
France
Octave: New, intuitive solution for learning to play piano

KinectGarten
Hong Kong SAR
KinectGarten: App to help students do homework using interactive games

Axe Julius
India
Streamer: App that distributes eBooks in a new and innovative way

Biomachine Industrial
Japan
Bionic Scope: Wearable device for visual extension triggered by bioelectrical signal

ImeiDB
Guatemala
ImeiDB: App designed to help fight cell phone theft

Basilisk
Tunisia
ProtectMe: Device designed to help patients monitor diabetes

Ladybug
Turkey
AnalytiKids: Robot designed to help kids learn math and programming basics

Healthx
United States
Healthx: Solution designed to help doctors and patients diagnose amblyopia

Dark Side Ducks
Italy
Moon Slice: Game controller designed for people with motor impairments

World Citizenship

Yuuy
Singapore
Social Robot-Ruth: Robot designed to assist seniors with medications, appointments and entertainment

Home Guardians
Croatia
Juvo: Solution leveraging smart sensors to make homes safer for children

DermaTrack
Cyprus
DermaTrack: Cloud-powered mobile platform with tools for skin lesion tracking and melanoma detection

AMANDA
Greece
AMANDA: Intelligent ICT-based approach for bullying detection and intervention

MEDCases
Hungary
MEDCases: Virtual reality app designed to improve the safe and correct medical diagnosis of patients

PSYLLOSOFT
Poland
MATIA: Mobile device designed to help sight impaired people navigate their surroundings

BoneyCare
China
BoneyCare: Cloud-powered app designed to treat speech impairments such as stuttering

VRMotion
Germany
VRMotion: App designed to help stroke patients recover motor skills

Another Team
Ecuador
BrailLearn: App that enables sighted and blind people to communicate

Eyeus
Mexico
dEYEgnostico: App designed to provide medical diagnoses by scanning the human eye

The Humane Team
Nigeria
Humane Team: App designed to help visually impaired navigate smartphones

Night’s Watch
Tunisia
Smart Hand: Prosthetic smart hand for those who have lost one or more limbs

iShoo
Taiwan
Asthma Keeper: Wearable spirometer and app for asthma patients

Be sure to tune into the World Championship livestream at 9 a.m. PT on July 29 to catch all the action and root for your favourite team, Come on Team Sapient bring home the Cup to the UK!

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