Where everyone sees problems, you can find solutions. Since Imagine Cup started in 2003, students all over the world have teamed up to make the world a better place. By creating impressive new technology projects in fields such as health, education, and the environment these students have shown the world new ways to think and to change. You can be next.

Finalist: World Citizenship
Australia

Eyenaemia is a simple, non-invasive and easily accessible screening tool for anaemia made for use by everyday people. Eyenaemia analyses the conjunctiva and calculates the risk of anaemia by analysing a photo of the eye putting years of medical training into the hands of untrained users.

Finalist: World Citizenship
China

Persephone helps to recover internal communication in the disaster area after the earthquake, to count the disaster situation and to transport the information in a more effective way. The novel and unique self-organized network- Perse Network enables the phone to communication with each other without the traditional telecommunication base station. The usage of Azure cloud sever makes the resource sharing and information transfer more efficient. Meanwhile, the feature of Perse Network can also be applied into social, game and other areas.

Finalist: World Citizenship
Ireland

Access Earth is an app that provides information on a buildings accessibility for those with mobility impairments.

Finalist: World Citizenship
Nigeria

CATARA solution detects early cataract with your smartphone device(Windows phone) using your HD camera on your device.The purpose of our solution CATARA is to drastically reduce the rate at which cataract causes total blindness by:
>>Providing a cheaper, affordable, fast, accurate and easier way of detecting cataract.
>>To provide a communication medium between numerous patients and considerably low number of eye doctors
>>To make statistical data available to NGOs, Governmental bodies, Research institutes etc, for research and budget purposes.

Finalist: World Citizenship
Pakistan

Project AMP - Auditory Modified Perception is meant to replace expensive hearing aid frequency processing with a Windows 8 Phone and a Bluetooth headset. It further expands the solution to incorporate Auditory Brainstem Response (EEG) for infants, Windows 8 doctor management system and a member community portal hosted on Azure.

Finalist: World Citizenship
Poland

Face Controller allows users to control a computer only by using head movements, facial expressions or voice commands. Users can also use all of them simultaneously, so they simply do not need keyboard and mouse. Our product was mainly designed for those of disabled people who cannot use a computer with hands, but now we know that there might be other applications of our idea in various fields of industry and science. Our project is a platform for launching applications for diffent groups of disabled people.

Finalist: World Citizenship
Portugal

The Nuada system supports the normal function of the hand. It is comprised of hardware and software and is useful for people that suffer from lack of strength or pain while holding objects. Additionally, it can be used by professionals with demanding hand activities and for sport practice. Nuada has sensors that allow a better evaluation of the user's hand function. With these sensors, Nuada generates useful metrics for healthcare professionals for the assessment of the patient's recuperation and evolution stages. These metrics are also useful for sport and professional activities. The system can connect with a smartphone via Bluetooth in order to provide additional services to the user.

Semifinalist: World Citizenship
Qatar

Children diagnosed with autism have difficulties in normal human interaction, which intern effects their learning process. This project is aimed at helping them to enhance their learning abilities and communication skills, by introducing a friendly robotic learning tool. The project gives the children a robotic friend who will mimic their movements or their teacher’s gestures. This way capturing their attention becomes an easier task which leads to an improvement in the overall learning process.

Finalist: World Citizenship
Romania

Our project plans on tackling the difficult situation a person finds herself into after suffering a stroke, brain tumor, head injury, or any kind of accident that results in face paralysis or talking deficiency. We aim to help them recover from the paralysis affects their facial muscles that are in charge of producing sounds and speech in order for them to be able to start the process of physical recovery which cannot begin without recovering the ability to communicate.

Finalist: World Citizenship
Serbia

In 2012 Niel Harbisson, gave "I listen to color" TED talk. During his talk Neil, who is color blind, described how so called "Eyeborg" device improved his quality of life by enabling him to sense colors.

Inspired by that idea we set a goal to help 285 million color blind and blind people to sense colors using commodity hardware, Windows Phone devices. We saw Imagine Cup as an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about this problem and promote our project.

We built Windows Phone app called Sonochrome that turns color into sound. Color to sound mapping is our own design and we opted to use musical instrument sounds instead of frequencies to produce more pleasant color hearing experience. In order to make app accessible to blind people we implemented sound and vibration feedback for all commands. Sonochrome app source code is already publicly available at GitHub.

We are currently working on Windows 8.1 app and our future plans include real time image processing paired with composing algorithms to enable hearing colorful environments. We also plan to develop a detached Bluetooth-connected device which will have, along with camera, UV sensors that could extend our hearing to ultraviolet and infrared part of spectrum.

Finalist: World Citizenship
Taiwan

The idea for this device results from members of the SMART Crew observing several patients suffering from strokes. They were disappointed by the limited treatment options and noticed that patients encountered considerable suffering and hardship during the rehabilitation process. Thus, “Usens” was developed to provide patients with feedback on their rehabilitation progress, allowing users to receive professional medical care from the comfort of their own homes.

Finalist: World Citizenship
Uganda

In Uganda alone, 30,000 babies are born annually with sickle cell and 80% of these die before the age of five. This death is because the disease is not diagnosed early and thus treated due to the low access to diagnosis centres (only the national referral hospital and a few private clinics can do this) and general ignorance about this silent killer of a disease.

mDex is a mobile sickle cell diagnosis tool comprising a mobile app and external compound lense. It allows for quick, easy and affordable diagnosis.

mDex uses computer vision and pattern recognition to diagnose the disease.

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Finalist: World Citizenship
United States

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