New Delhi, June 4 2015: India's bid for Microsoft's Imagine Cup 2015, the global student technology competition, is a world-first intelligent personal assisting device for the blind.
Called Manovue, it is a multi-utility wearable haptic device which enables the user to read any printed text by moving his finger over the text and helps him move around freely outside well known environments by providing haptic feedback . Manovue is built with a coordinated windows phone application which makes the use of integrated Cortana personal assistant technology is used by giving voice commands.
The entry is the work of four students who form "Team Eyeluminati" from, Manav Rachna University, Faridabad:Akshita Sachdeva, Debajit Guha, Neeraj Saini and Roopam Sharma.
The Indian team was selected to compete in the finals from July 28 to 31 in Seattle, Washington(US) -- one of 32 other winner teams, selected from more than 150 student projects from 64 countries in the World Semifinals. This year, the competing teams have a chance to win numerous prizes including the grand prize of $ 50,000.