Three students of the Polytechnic University of Bucharest won first place in the global Microsoft Imagine Cup 2016 final at the ‘Innovation’ category, news.microsoft.com informs. The team received a prize of USD 50,000 and a chance at the ‘Imagine Cup’ title.
Flavia Oprea, Iulian Mateșică and Cristian Alexandrescu have developed a small hi-tech device seeks the inner ear balance and checks spine posture in real time. The device can be worn on the back or head and can detect inner ear problems, generating data that may be useful to doctors in diagnosing patients with balance disorders.
“The experience here is amazing and can not be played through words. Imagine Cup has opened many roads to our team and has once again validated ENTy – Ear, Nose, Throat – innovative idea, as well as Romanian students’ value in IT,” Flavia Oprea, product developer ENTy, stated.
Overall, only 35 teams around the globe were selected to compete with their projects in the three sections of competition: Innovation, Games, World Citizenship. The winners of each category will receive a prize of USD 50,000, and among them a team will win the ‘Imagine Cup’ champion title and the grand prize – a mentoring meeting with Microsoft CEO – Satya Nadella.