Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Imagine Cup 2010

A team of students from Thailand won Microsoft Imagine Cup’s $25,000 grand prize in the Software Design category. The group came up with what it calls eyeFeel technology, which allows the deaf to communicate with others through augmented-reality.. It combines speech and face recognition, converts it to English from text, and generates virtual real-time conversations in text balloons and sign-language animation. The team attends Thailand’s Kasetsart University. While the finals were held in Poland this year, next year’s event will take place in New York City. It will be the first time in its 8 years that the Image Cup finals have beeen held in the US.

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