A University of Auckland student team has won first place and a $50,000 prize in the Innovation category at the Microsoft Imagine Cup World Finals in Seattle this week for their social interaction app, called ‘Estimeet’.
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An Auckland University team of engineering students has placed third in the global finals of the 2010 Microsoft Imagine Cup.
Team Think from Lincoln University, Christchurch, beat a field of six teams last night to win the 2009 Microsoft Imagine Cup.
Led by Michael Trengrove, Team Think comprises Chun Ling Wong and Graham Smart. The three had devised a solution to improve literacy rates in both developed and developing countries.
The winning solution presented by Team Think utilises Microsoft TabletPC technology. It does away with the requirement of basic literacy to understand instructions and lessons, thanks to the TabletPC program using handwriting recognition with audio feedback when students write letters and sentences on the screen.