Technion Teams Tops in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup
A new way to cry "Help" put three Technion students at the top of 30 teams from nine institutes competing in the Israeli Microsoft Imagine Cup Challenge. Yoav Cantor, Keren Gorenstein, and Amit Gil devised "Help," touch-triggered mobile phone software that sends Bluetooth and text messages to emergency responders. The winning team will represent Israel in the worldwide finals of the Imagine Cup in Warsaw from July 3-8.
Second place went to "Mech," also created by a team of Technion students. This project enhances emergency response by transmitting medical alerts from a patient’s monitoring device to doctors and medical authorities.
The Technion’s dominance of the Microsoft Imagine Cup should be no surprise -- Microsoft’s Imagine Cup calls for students to "imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems," something Technion students are asked to do every day.
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