On the eve of the 2019 Imagine Cup Asia competition in Sydney, we met with the top 12 Asian teams that will compete for a coveted spot in the 2019 Imagine Cup 2019 World Championship!
Let’s take a look at the twelve awesome Asian teams, and see the innovative ideas they will be pitching in the 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Regional Finals!
What Is The Imagine Cup?
Held and sponsored by Microsoft since 2003, the Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. Teams of students from across the globe work together with mentors and industry leaders to bring their biggest and boldest ideas to life.
The 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Regional Finals
This year, Microsoft organised the 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Regional Finals in Sydney, Australia. Hundreds of teams from 17 Asian countries submitted their projects, but just twelve great teams won a shot to participate in the Asia Regional Finals.
These twelve teams will compete for US$20,000 in prizes on 12 February, but only one team will win the ultimate prize – an all-expenses paid trip to the World Finals in Seattle!
There, the 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Regional Champion will participate along the best and brightest teams from across the globe to claim the title of World Champion, US$100,000 cash prize, and the chance to take home the Imagine Cup!
The 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Regional Finalists
Country : China
Project : Rail Component Inspection Robot
Their Rail Component Inspection Robot (which combines AI and IoT) operates through automatic positioning, and identifies various defects through multi-sensor fusion in order to realise the replacement of workers in a rail inspection project.
Country : India
Project : Spot – AR Based Product Filtering
Spot allows you to recognise packaged foods and check if it contains a certain ingredient or exhibits a certain character.
If a tourist visits India, he is unaware of what he can eat because packets have information written in a foreign language.
Country : India
Project : Caeli – Breathe Freely
Caeli is 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.
Country : India
Project : RVSAFE
Disasters often strike, when we are least prepared to face them. They 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. Keeping this in mind, we designed RVSAFE, a one-stop solution for effectively handling any kind of disasters (natural or man-made).
Country : Indonesia
Project : Selection – Social Media
Sellution is a software as a service (SaaS) to help SMEs to perform social media marketing, not just in an easy way, but is also effective and efficient.
Sellution’s main features are optimizing marketing content, help finding the right audience, and recommendations.
Country : Korea
Project : Fishing Phishing
Fishing Phishing by the Fhisherman team from Korea is a smartphone application that uses Machine Learning to analyse call voices in real-time.
It is designed to detect scam calls and warn the users!
Country : Malaysia
Project : Smart Urban Farming with Automated Environmental Controlled Systems (SUFECS)
SUFECS was developed to transform the farming experiences of urban farmer.
With SUFECS, farmers can monitor and control the artificial environment to achieve the most suitable environment for crops.
Country : New Zealand
Project : LookUP
It is estimated one in five people in the world are dyslexic. However, most QnA platforms are completely text-based.
LookUP is a medium in which the dyslexic and non-dyslexic communities can effectively collaborate and learn from one another.
Country : The Philippines
Project : Aqua Check – Water Contamination Mobile Application
Aqua Check utilises Microsoft Azure’s Custom Vision to empower anyone to analyse for contamination by taking a photo of a water sample through a microscope.
Using Azure Web and Azure Maps, we are able to map the contamination locations.
Country : Singapore
Project : Mobile Augmented Reality Navigation Application for Wheelchair Users
This project aims to develop a mobile application, InclusiveAR, to assist wheelchair users in travelling.
InclusiveAR will map out wheelchair-accessible routes and provide visual guidance to direct wheelchair users to their destinations using AR.
The Straw Hats
Country : Sri Lanka
Project : Mind Probe
Our project aims to help people with disabilities like ALS, DMD, etc. which impair their ability to communicate.
We tap into their brain waves and use that to predict the number they are thinking and use that information to interface with a smartphone.
Country : Thailand
Project : Maker Playground
Maker Playground is a next-generation IDE for IoT project development from developing device firmware, generating circuit diagram, programming your device, and designing an IoT dashboard all in one software.
See You @ The 2019 Imagine Cup Asia!
Congratulations to the 12 awesome teams!
Later today,, they will present their projects at the 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Regional Finals… and by 5 PM, we will find out who the 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Regional Champion will be!
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