Today's inspirational post is from the Kinect for Windows team provides a peek into the great stuff coming from China and the Image Cup and the amazing ways the Kinect is being used change the world, one gesture at a time...
Kinect-based student projects shine at China Imagine Cup
Microsoft’s Imagine Cup has become a global phenomenon. Since its inception in 2003, this technology competition for students has grown from about 1,000 annual participants to nearly half a million in 2014. Now the 2015 competition is underway, and projects that utilize Kinect for Windows are coming on strong, as can be seen in the results of the competitions in China. Of the 405 Imagine Cup projects that made it to the second round of the China National Competition, 46 (11 percent) used Kinect for Windows technology.
The table below provides information about the winning projects (two of which share a similar name—Laputa—which is a reference to a popular Japanese anime film). As you can see, the Pmomo project earned both a First Prize in the Innovation category and an Excellence Prize in the Kinect for Windows special category.
Kinect projects that earned prizes in the China Imagine Cup National Finals