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You can vote for your favorite in the People’s Choice Awards chosen for the United States finalists in Imagine Cup. The finalists represent the top students applying innovation in business, technology, digital media, and more to real-world challenges.
Vote each day until April 9 and return to find the winners on April 11. Just a few votes separate the top places. You can make an impact by voting today.
Cast your vote, and pre-register for the 2012 contest to be eligible to win a Kinect for Xbox 360.
The finalists go on to attend the Worldwide Finals to be held in New York this year.
Team BearPaw from Brigham Young University. Mobile Ultrasound is a solution that uses cloud-computing services for the storage and image processing of ultrasound images, input of patient info, and ability to upload to a server for future processing and retrieval.
NoteTaker from Arizona State University. We are developing an assistive technology called the Note-Taker to help low-vision and legally blind students take notes in their secondary and post-secondary classrooms as quickly (and with the same ease) as their fully-sighted peers.
LifeCode from BT Americas – Business Services Group, Wayne State University, University of Michigan. Procūr is the intelligent humanitarian supply chain of the future. With advanced resource analytics, system-aided decisions and increased responsiveness, this system solution adapts to the changing landscape of resource inventory in disasters.
Transit Trackers Arizona State University-Tempe. Transit Tracker is a web and mobile app for tracking modes of public transportation. A strong emphasis of the project is to provide a non-invasive assistive technology tool for visually impaired transit users.
TTHV Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Central Connecticut State University. Remindavax is a health care solution that improves patient attendance for maternal and child healthcare as well as helping community health workers organize their village visits to ensure patients who cannot access the health centers get needed care.
MachineHead University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Central Arkansas. Our project provides an assistive technology to help children with learning disabilities by converting any source of text to an animation face who speaks the information.
Lifelens Anderson School of Management, Harvard School of Business, University of California San Diego, University of California Davis, University of Central Florida. Lifelens introduces an innovative point-of-care smartphone application to address child mortality rates caused by the lack of detection and availability of treatment for malaria.
Uca Ursus University of Central Arkansas. Our project focuses on a skin cancer diagnostic application which will allow people to self-monitor their diagnosed skin by their cell phones from time to time.
Voltron University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Our application takes information collected from parents of children who have cancer and/or the doctors who are treating them, so that a database is created that can be data mined to find hidden links between cancer causes.
Drexel Dragons Drexel University. Our project provides accountability, transparency, and reliability to community health workers surveying patients in Africa. Results can even be uploaded to the cloud and mapped, to see trends like emerging diseases.
Imagine Cup is an annual competition sponsored and hosted by Microsoft. The competition brings together young technologists worldwide to help resolve some of the world's toughest challenges. The Imagine Cup comprises five major technology competitions, including Software Design, and four challenges (although the challenge number is updated annually). All Imagine Cup competitors create projects that address the Imagine Cup theme: “Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems”.
Bruce D. Kyle ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation