Imagine Cup: Finalists meet Bill, Show their wares in Redmond

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The Imagine Cup finalists were in Redmond recently to show Bill Gates the cool applications they've created targeting problems in the health care space. In this video you will meet Sanjay Parthasarathy, VP of Developer and Platform Evangelism (and chief funder of both Imagine Cup and our very own C9). You will also get to see Bill walking around checking out the finalists' applications and meet the teams from USA, Germany and India (I couldn't catch up with all the teams, unfortunately, but they are all represented in this video). There were many journalists covering the event and Channel 9 was granted "front row" access to Team Germany and Team Japan (each crew covering the event (CNN, ABC, NBC, etc) was given "front row" access to two teams...).



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    The last presentation was interesting, because this system can be used to limit the paper work that doctors have to do. Patient Records can all be computarized and access through cards, so doctors would just type new records in.

    Also, it can allow doctors to track patients wholive in other countries or who are travelling. Or maybe allow doctors to volunteer some time to help young kids in aflicted African nations, and help diagnose diseases from their office in the US or Europe or in an airplane.

    So it has many applications really. The Idea was nice.Smiley
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    I can't say how amazed I am at Bill, and the course he's taking. It's absolutely fantastic to see one of the worlds most influential minds putting his efforts toward making this place better for everybody.

    ImagineCup is absolutely fantastic! Great work IC! Awesome video, too.
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    Does someone knows more about the doctor system? Is a video accessible in the internet where i can see the HMD 3D UI?
    (A video like this one from CHI 2002: )

    I am also going to make a HMD 3D UI. Does someone knows which SDK (marker-pictures-based like in the doctor system) is recommendable? I found metaio Unifeye and ARTag ( and )


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