Team Night’s Watch of Tunisia, which designed and built a smart prosthetic for individuals who have lost a limb came Second Place at the Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2016 world championship under the World Citizenship Category taking home $10,000 in cash.
The Tunisian team comprise of Assil Mekki, Ben said Amir, Mohamed Zied Cherif and Soumaya Tekaya. Their Innovation, Smart Hand is a new generation of prosthetic limbs, it’s very cheap compared to other available solutions and doesn’t require any surgical intervention.
The first place in the world citizenship category was won AMANDA of Greece, which built an anti-bullying app that leverages virtual reality and took home $50,000 while the third prize in the World Citizenship Category was taken by Team Insimu of Hungary, which designed a virtual reality app to improve the safe and correct medical diagnoses of patients. Team Insimu won $5,000.
Team ENTy of Romania took their place as the 2016 Imagine Cup World Champion. Team ENTy’s project is an app for monitoring balance and posture. The team’s members include Flavia Oprea, Iulian-Razvan Matesica and Cristian Alexandrescu. 35 teams from all over the globe competed for the top three spots in the Games, Innovation and World Citizenship categories.
Team PH21 of Thailand in Games, Team ENTy of Romania in Innovation and Team AMANDA of Greece in World Citizenship each claimed their $50,000 category prize and then moved on to the Championship round to compete for the grand prize – the Imagine Cup crown and a private mentoring session with Satya.
Other category winners include;
First Place, $50,000 prize: Team PH21 of Thailand, for its project Timelie, a stealth puzzle game.
Second Place, $10,000 prize: Team None Developers of Indonesia, for its project Froggy and the Pesticide, a game designed to raise environmental awareness.
Third Place, $5,000 prize: Team Tower Up of Brazil, for its project Sonho de Jequi, a runner game.
First Place, $50,000 prize: Team ENTy of Romania, which developed an app for monitoring balance and posture.
Second Place, $10,000 prize: Team Bit Masters of Sri Lanka, which developed a low-cost digital signage platform for advertising.
Third Place, $5,000 prize: Team HealthX of the United States, which developed a solution to help doctors and patients diagnose amblyopia.
Microsoft Ability Boot Camp: Team BoneyCare of China, which designed an app to treat speech impairments such as stuttering.
Microsoft Student Partner of the year:
Lisa Wong of Canada, University of British Columbia