Imagine Cup 2017 Winners

We brought the 52 teams from all over the world for the 2017 Imagine Cup World Finals in Seattle. These were the best of the best, selected from tens of thousands of students, and their projects are amazing. Check out the winning teams and their projects below.

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World Champion: X.GLU from Czech Republic

X.Glu invented a patented, cloud-connected glucose meter designed for children with diabetes. The team used Visual Studio, Xamarin, C# and Machine Learning to develop a smartphone application that uses gamification to make blood glucose testing fun for children and easy to monitor for parents and doctors alike. For winning first place, X.GLU will receive $100,000 USD, $125,000 USD in Azure credits, a mentoring session with Satya Nadella, and a trip to the 2018 Microsoft Build conference.

Second Place: Oculogx from the United States

Oculogx developed PickAR, a mixed reality application designed for the HoloLens for large warehouses. Order-picking data is sent to the HoloLens from Azure in real-time to increase efficiency for warehouse workers. The team developed their solution with Visual Studio, Unity 3D, and the Universal Web Platform application in C#. As the second place winner, Oculogx will receive $25,000 USD & $25,000 USD in Azure credits.

Third Place: Nash from Argentina

Nash created Rescue, software that enables a network of autonomous IoT drones designed to shorten response times to natural disasters. Each drone is paired with Raspberry Pi and a JavaScript app that uploads images from disaster areas to Azure in real-time. Cognitive Services and Machine Learning are used for image recognition and processing. As the third place winner, Nash will receive $15,000 USD & $25,000 USD in Azure credits.

Fourth Place: NeuroGate from Canada

NeuroGate utilizes various sensors which can track 25 data points on the human body - 30 times a second. This allows NeuroGate to analyze gait in ways the human eye cannot. By leveraging machine learning algorithms, NeuroGate compares each patient's data with thousands of disease specific patterns, discovering hidden symptoms in seconds. As the fourth place winners, each NeuroGate team member will receive a touchscreen laptop equipped with Windows 10.