Sunday, January 29, 2012

Imagine Cup Winners

A groups of students from Ecuador have won a Microsoft Imagine Cup Grant. They designed Skillbox, which helps deaf children by translating audio from a teacher in a classroom into sign language. A wireless headset captures the sound and sends it to a computer for translation. The team will get $75,000 to develop the technology using Microsoft products. The four winning teams were announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland where Bill Gates met with the team captains. The winners were chosen out of 50 applicants. A video introducing Skillbox is posted below on (no captioning).