Microsoft Imagine Cup 2015 Singapore Winners
The Microsoft Imagine Cup 2015, now in its 13th year in Singapore, provides a platform for student technologists, developers and aspiring entrepreneurs from all academic backgrounds to collaborate and develop technology applications for the market through the use of coding.
In this year's competition, three outstanding teams from Temasek Polytechnic's (TP) School of Informatics and IT, as well as Nanyang Polytechnic's (NYP) School of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering and School of Interactive and Digital Media, clinched top spots for their technology applications at the Singapore finals held earlier this month.
Team 3DiMS from NYP's School of Biomedical Engineering and School of Engineering won the top prize in the Innovation Category for their 3DiMS (3D Measurement System) project.
The 3DiMS is a software that enables quick and accurate 3D measurements of the Intracerebral Haemorrhage (ICH) volume within potential stroke patients' bodies using consumer devices - such as the Microsoft Surface - and provides a faster, more convenient and cost-effective way of detecting potential strokes.
Team Mozter, which comprises members from TP's School of Informatics and IT, took home the championship in the Citizenship Category with their mosquito monitoring platform.
Their solution leverages on the Internet of Things (IoT) and the power of cloud technologies to enhance national mosquito surveillance and control. Called Mozter, the platform automates the mosquito data collection process to produce meaningful datasets that empower environment control officers to monitor mosquito data and take timely control actions where needed, versus the manual process practised by environment control officers today.
Lastly, team Mei You from the NYP's School of Interactive and Digital Media clinched the top spot in the Games Category for their Illan 3D puzzle and exploration game. Set in a monochromatic world that has lost its colours and liveliness, the protagonist is motivated by his desire to restore the lost colours of his world through his unique ability to overcome in-game challenges and obstacles.
According to a media statement by Microsoft, these three teams will now advance to the Asia Pacific Semi-Finals later next month to compete for a spot to represent Singapore at the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2015 World Finals, which takes place in Seattle in July.
"We are excited at the wide range of possibilities students can imagine with coding skills at the palms of their hands, and hope that the Imagine Cup experience will empower them to continually innovate, create and unlock the best opportunities for their future," said Nobuhiro Ito, Director for Developer Experience & Evangelism, Microsoft Singapore.
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