Three Indian student teams vie for top slot in Microsoft’s Asia talent hunt contest

Microsoft

Sydney,
Feb 11. Three Indian teams are among the 12 finalists who will vie for the top
slot in the Microsoft Imagine Cup Asia Regional Semifinals here and move
one step closer to win the grand prize of $100,000 at the world championship in
the US.

By
Nishant Arora

First place
at the Asia competition will secure $15,000 and a spot in the world
championship to be able to win the grand price of $100,000 at Microsoft’s Redmond-based
headquarters later this year, while the first runners-up will get $5,000 and
the second runners-up $1,000.

The team
from Faridabad-based Manav Rachna Institute of Research and Studies has
developed “Caeli” — a smart automated anti-pollution and drug
delivery mask specifically designed for asthmatic and chronic respiratory
patients.

Caeli
implements breakthrough features to improve the quality of life for respiratory
patients living in polluted areas like in north India and especially in the
Delhi-NCR region.

The team
from Tamil Nadu-based Vellore Institute of Technology has designed
“Spot” which allows you to recognise packaged foods and check if it
contains a certain ingredient or exhibits a certain character.

The third
team from Bengaluru-based R.V. College of Engineering has designed
“RVSAFE”, a one-stop solution for effectively handling any kind of
disasters be it natural or man-made.

Disasters
leave behind a trail of destruction, adversely affecting human life, and
property.

The loss
caused by disasters can be significantly reduced with better communication and
proper management.

Considered
as the “Olympics of Technology”, Imagine Cup is a global annual
competition sponsored and hosted by Microsoft.

Over the
past 10 years, more than 1.65 million students from more than 190 countries
have participated in the “Imagine Cup”.

In addition
to Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain and
Machine Learning (ML) have been key technologies that students focused on for
the competition.

Last year,
“Team DrugSafe” project from R.V. College of Engineering won the
award under the Big Data category at the Microsoft Imagine Cup world
championship.

This time,
the three Indian teams are facing some tough competition from innovative
solutions designed by students from China, South Korea, New Zealand, Malaysia
and others.

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