Meet the top 3 teams of the 2022 Imagine Cup!
Published Apr 04 2022 08:45 AM 22.5K Views

Competitors in the Imagine Cup have never ceased to amaze with their innovative solutions, and the 20th anniversary of our global student technology competition is no exception.

 

Out of the tens of thousands of students from over 160 countries who registered for the 2022 Imagine Cup, 48 teams advanced to the World Finals. Last week, they had the opportunity to showcase their original tech innovations to World Finalist judges through a 3-minute pitch and a question and answer session.  Each of the solutions tackled a local or global issue in its competition category--Earth, Education, Healthcare, or Lifestyle--and was assessed based on its use of Azure technology, accessibility and inclusion, marketability as a business idea, and its potential for making an impact. 

 

The expert judges had the unenviable task of determining 12 winners from these 48 worthy competitors. They reviewed and evaluated all of the diverse, innovative solutions and identified a winning team in each of the four categories within each region—Americas, Asia, and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).  These 12 teams are each awarded USD2500 cash and USD2500 in Azure credits and are undeniably winners in their own right given their accomplishments in the 2022 Imagine Cup. Congratulations to these incredible students for making it this far! 

 

The top scoring team in each of the three regions wins an additional USD2500 cash and USD2500 in Azure credits and will now advance to the 2022 World Championship in May for the chance to win the grand prize of USD100,000 and a mentoring session with Microsoft Chairman and CEO, Satya Nadella!

 

Meet the teams and find out more about their amazing projects below.

 

 

Top 3 winners advancing to the World Championship

These remarkable teams will be moving on to compete at the highest level of the 2022 Imagine Cup:

 

 

AMERICAS WINNER

 

Melodic, United States

Project: Melodic

 

Melodic is an integrated system providing speech therapy service via hardware and software. By leveraging the system-oriented hardware and Microsoft Azure cloud-native application, it helps children with hearing impairments receive professional speech therapy at a low cost.

 

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ASIA WINNER

 

Nana Shilpa, Sri Lanka

Project: Nana Shilpa

 

Nana Shilpa is a mobile application system developed for screening and refinement of dyscalculia and dysgraphia learning disabilities in primary school students using the Sinhala language.

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EMEA WINNER

 

V Bionic, Saudi Arabia

Project: ExoHeal

 

ExoHeal combines robotics and neuroscience to help hand paralyzed patients recover 30% faster. The affordable device and app utilize neuroplasticity and Azure technology to retrain the brain by providing adaptive and gamified rehabilitation exercises.

 

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Congratulations, and good luck preparing for the World Championship :trophy: next month!

 

Meet the 12 category winners

Here are the remarkable teams who won their categories within their regions.

 

Americas winners

Earth category

 

Maji, United States

Project: Maji—Water Security

 

Maji is a novel mobile application combined with an optional sensor that determines the real-time water quality in one’s home by using Azure machine learning and building a big database of water quality data to decrease adverse health consequences.

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Education category

 

KAPI, United States

Project: KAPI

 

The purpose of KAPI is to translate sign language into Python code, specifically for Machine Learning applications. It aims to remove the need for keyboards and allows people to sign their code using only a webcam.

 

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Health category

 

Melodic, United States

Project: Melodic

 

Melodic is an integrated system providing speech therapy service via hardware and software. By leveraging the system-oriented hardware and Microsoft Azure cloud-native application, helps children with hearing impairments receive professional speech therapy at a low cost.

 

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Lifestyle category

 

Waveform, United States

Project: SoundScape

 

SoundScape is the first assistive listening device to separate, localize, and classify multiple sound sources simultaneously. It has the potential to protect 466 million people with hearing loss worldwide.

 

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Asia winners

 

Earth category

 

Three Stooges and One Master, China

Project: Broiler Health Monitoring Method Based on Sound Signal and Machine Learning

 

This system monitors the health of chickens by collecting audio sound signals then analyzing and filtering them. It then forms a data set and creates a visualization platform to display the health monitoring. The prediction accuracy for detection of illnesses is 98.97%.

 

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Education category

 

Laze Project Team, Japan

Project: Laze - A New Way to Learn Programming

 

Laze is a programming language that can be written in any language and executed effortlessly, making the early stages of learning programming easier for students, especially in non-English speaking countries.

 

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Health category

 

Nana Shilpa, Sri Lanka

Project: Nana Shilpa

 

Nana Shilpa is a mobile application system developed for screening and refinement of dyscalculia and dysgraphia learning disabilities in primary school students using the Sinhala language.
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Lifestyle category

 

Sign2Sign, Singapore

Project: Sign2Sign

 

This is a hands-on and interactive sign language learning app for people to learn signing vocabularies and practice them in conversations.

 

 

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Europe, Middle East, and Africa winners:

 

Earth category

 

Sayari, Kenya

Project: Ideal Monitoring System

 

In order to reduce post-harvest losses and maximize yields for farmers, the Ideal Monitoring System aims to ensure ideal conditions for the safe storage and transportation of produce in transit and in stores.

 

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Education category

 

Manuscrito, Romania

Project: Manuscrito

 

This is a mobile app for tablets where kids can learn how to write in an interactive way.

 

 

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Health category

 

V Bionic, Saudi Arabia

Project: ExoHeal

 

ExoHeal combines robotics and neuroscience to help hand paralyzed patients recover 30% faster. The affordable device and app utilize neuroplasticity and Azure technology to retrain the brain by providing adaptive and gamified rehabilitation exercises.

 

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Lifestyle category

 

Omega GIKI, Pakistan

Project: Mind Braille

 

Mind Braille is a complete and inclusive brain-computer interface (BCI) package that allows differently-abled individuals to use the power of their minds to perform routine smartphone activities and connect to the Internet.

 

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Follow the action 

Congratulations to all these incredible young developers, and thank you, all Imagine Cup competitors, for your passion, dedication, and innovation!

 

Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter and join us at Microsoft Build 2022 to watch the announcement of the 2022 Imagine Cup World Champion on May 24!

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