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Three Indian teams enter Asia region final of Microsoft's Imagine cup

Press Trust of India  |  Melbourne 

Three teams from are among the 12 finalists who are eyeing the top slot in Microsoft's global competition for the most original solutions vying to win the grand prize of USD 100,000 at the in the US.

The three Indian teams were selected among hundreds of teams from 17 countries who submitted projects for the chance to move forward to the Asia Regional Finals of the mega championship to be held in on Tuesday.

Imagine Cup is all about innovation today to create solutions for tomorrow.

With over 2 million past competitors, participants consistently push the bounds of what's possible and inspire us with their projects.

Students this year were challenged to develop an original idea in teams of up to three and submit a project proposal and video pitch for the preliminary round of judging, according to the website of Imagine Cup.

The projects made by the Indian teams include "Caeli", a smart automated anti-pollution and mask specifically designed for Asthmatic and Chronic Respiratory Patients.

"Caeli implements breakthrough features to improve the quality of life for respiratory patients living in polluted areas," according to the website that mentions about the project details of its regional finalists.

The second Indian team has developed a project called "Spot", which allows people to recognise packaged foods and check if it contains a certain ingredient or exhibits a certain character.

"If a tourist visits India, he/she is unaware of what he can eat because packets have information written in a foreign language," the website said.

The third project is RVSAFE, a one for effective communication and during both natural and man-made destructions.

"The loss caused by disasters can be significantly reduced with better communication and Keeping this in mind, we designed RVSAFE, a one for effectively handling any kind of disasters (natural or man-made)," the website said mentioning about the team that developed RVSAFE.

These teams will compete for over USD20,000 in prizes in on February 12 and for a spot in the 2019 Imagine Cup in the in May this year.

Apart from the Indian teams there are entries from Sri Lanka, Indonesia, among the regional finalists.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 17:05 IST