Wednesday, April 3, 2013

NZ winners announced for Microsoft Imagine Cup 2013

And the winner is... InfinityTek from the University of Auckland. Daniel Xu, Jacky Zhen, Ming Cheuk and Muthu Chidambaram were the overall winners of $6,000 and will travel to St. Petersburg, Russia to represent NZ in the global Imagine Cup finals. Team InfinityTek’s ‘UVsense’ product uses a custom-developed wristband sensor to monitor UV exposure and wirelessly communicate that data to a Windows 8 smartphone. The goal is to allow people to manage their skin cancer risk – according to the Ministry of Health, the most common form of cancer in New Zealand. Imagine Cup is Microsoft's premier student technology competition and the winners faced stiff competition from 549 other NZ students. Congratulations to our students and here's hoping they can win in Russia.