Here are the 2018 US Imagine Cup Finalists competing for $10,000!

Published Jan 08 2019 06:59 PM 1,163 Views
First published on MSDN on Apr 16, 2018

Imagine Cup is about empowering bright, young students to create solutions with the potential for global impact.

This year is no different, and I am excited to announce the 12 teams that will travel to San Francisco in May to compete for $10,000, and a trip to represent the United States in the Imagine Cup World Finals this summer.

The innovation from this year’s students is inspiring and utilizes Azure to its greatest extent! From a companion robot for wheelchair users to a mixed reality app to help with a fear of public speaking. The ingenuity these student developers will bring to the competition is sure to be both thrilling and limitless.

So, without further ado, let’s meet the Finalist teams coming to San Francisco!

Project Universities Project Description
Boomerang Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
UC Berkeley
Building support networks for asthmatics – Boomerang is a suite of applications that builds a network of support around asthmatics, by utilizing hardware and software that support the patient directly in addition to trusted contacts, institutions, and clinicians.
Fruitful Health UC Davis
UC Los Angeles
Fruitful Health is a mobile-web application where users can achieve their health goals through improved communication and incentivization using gamification and health behavioral economics in an all in one easy to use platform.
FyveBot Georgia Institute of Technology FyveBot aims to empower people through knowledge by encouraging continued learning. We live in a time where the vast majority of humanity’s knowledge can be found online. FyveBot allows users to learn new concepts in under five minutes.
Loro Harvard University
Northeastern University
Loro is a platform introducing a smart companion robot that is a connectivity hub for wheelchair users. Loro empowers its users with increased independence and connectedness by enhancing their vision, communication, and safety.
One Health Princeton University
University of Waterloo
OneHealth is an all in one electronic medical record project for tackling the healthcare industry. By adding decentralization to medical records, we are able to truly revolutionize the way we can think about the data that is most important to us.
Pengram UC Berkeley Pengram is an AR/VR platform for remote collaboration in industrial environments. Experts can be holographically ‘teleported’ into a workspace to help an operator perform troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair tasks on industrial equipment.
Prometheuss Arizona State University
Dublin City University
An early fire detection AI technology using drones. Named after Prometheus, the Greek TItan, who defies the gods by stealing fire and giving it to humanity, an act that enabled progress and civilization. We are itching to do the same.
SecondConscience University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Our software implements APIs to analyze a message for cyber bullying sentiment. As a proof of concept, we showcase this in an Android app that allows the user to input a message and receive feedback if bullying sentiment is detected in the message.
TechFit Clemson University TechFit makes sure that your prosthetic limb fits your body. Powered by Computer Vision.
Vinculum University of Massachusetts -Amherst
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Northwestern University
University of Chicago
Vinculum is a multi-platform application that leverages facial recognition tech to locate missing family members. The purpose of the app is to reunite families that have been separated as a result of the refugee and human trafficking crises.
VRbal Parsons School of Design Vrbal is a smart VR experience that uses machine learning to help the user prepare for a specific anxiety inducing event of their choice. By creating step-by-step daily tasks, Vrbal gradually exposes the user to the situation.
Zelixa CalPoly – San Luis Obispo
Harvard University
A fun, engaging AR solution for mitigating dyslexia and improving attention & focus.

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