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SmartArm’s AI-powered prosthesis takes the prize at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

By | Artificial Intelligence, Gadgets, Hardware, imagine cup, Microsoft, Prosthetics, Robotics, TC

A pair of Canadian students making a simple, inexpensive prosthetic arm have taken home the grand prize at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, a global startup competition the company holds yearly. SmartArm will receive $85,000, a mentoring session with CEO Satya Nadella, and some other Microsoft goodies. But they were far from the only worthy team from the dozens that came to Redmond to compete.

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Microsoft’s Imagine Cup crowns its 15th winner, the X.GLU smart glucose meter for kids

By | diabetes, Gadgets, Hardware, Health, imagine cup, Microsoft, TC, Wearables, X.GLU

 Microsoft’s annual Imagine Cup, a global competition of high-tech student projects, reached its culmination this week accompanied by the usual pomp at the company’s headquarters in Redmond. The winner of the $100,000 grand prize and 365 days of bragging rights is X.GLU, a Czech team that created a custom smart glucose meter for children with diabetes. Read More

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