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Team Presentations Schedule
Time Slot (PST)
9:30 - 9:43 am
University of Chicago
9:45 - 9:58 am
The Miracle Workers
Harvard University &
Winona State University
Cambridge, MA /
10:00 - 10:13 am
10:15 - 10:28 am
University of Hawaii at Hilo
10:30 - 10:43 am
University of Virginia
10:45 - 10:58 am
University of Houston & University of Texas
Houston, TX /
11:20 - 11:33 am
University of Colorado
11:35 - 11:48 am
University of Houston
11:50 - 12:03 pm
12:05 - 12:18 pm
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock, Arkansas
1:30 - 1:37 pm
California State University - Los Angeles, Computer Science Department
Los Angeles, CA
1:39 - 1:46 pm
The Mobile Lab
Florida State University
1:48 - 1:55 pm
WORLD CITIZENSHIP COMPETITION
Team DePauwsome, DePauw University. WeAssist: The team developed a Windows Phone 8 app that allows a user to share their location and share a message in an emergency. WeAssist also has an optional location tracking service called WeFind, which runs in the background and uploads the user’s location history to the cloud.
Project SAM, University of Chicago. Project SAM: The team developed a mobile application that streamlines a health clinic’s inventory and provides real-time updates to suppliers via text
The Miracle Workers, Harvard University/ Winona State University. Cloud Monitor: The team developed a baby monitor app for Windows Phone 8 that tracks respiration, heartbeat and body movement of an infant. In case of an emergency, the application sends an alert to parents on their smartphone. Parents are also able to check the live streaming of baby's vital signs in on their phone.
Pitch, Boston University. Pitch: Using Windows 8 and a Windows Azure backend server, the team created an account-less yet secure system for creating meetings, in which documents of any file type can be quickly and easily shared with all meeting members.
Team Poli`ahu, University of Hawaii at Hilo. Help Me Help: The team developed an application that aides the community in times of need by utilizing the smartphone’s camera and location capabilities to get images and locations of hazards as they are introduced.
Kinect PT, University of Virginia. Vitrunetics: The team built an application that allows doctors to administer and receive real-time feedback on physical therapy exercises that are performed by patients at home using Microsoft’s Xbox with Kinect.
Lost Spectrum, University of Houston/ University of Texas. Chroma Tales: The team developed a fast-paced 2D action game on Windows Phone 8 where each level lasts approximately five seconds. Each player’s mission is to restore color to the world.
Gigaloth, University of Colorado. Produce Wars: The team developed an "Angry Birds" style physics game evolved with dynamic platform and puzzle elements for young children.
Skyline Studios, University of Houston. Zipline Hero: The team developed a puzzle-action platform game where the player uses the touch screen input to rescue animals.
Team SwagFace, Rice University. FaceFun: The team developed an innovative facial recognition game for Windows Phone 8, where players mimic amusing, famous and funny faces using their smartphone and win points.
TOP ACCELERATOR TEAMS (DEMONSTRATION TEAMS, NOT COMPETING IN THE FINALS)
Verbatim Signers, University of Arkansas. Word of Hand Project: The team developed a project using Kinect to interpret American Sign Language. The user simply signs in front of the Kinect, and the application translates it into both written and spoken text, thus bridging the gap between the hearing and the deaf
Team Defenstrate, California State University - Los Angeles. Slash Admin: The team developed an Internet themed RTS game, where some of the key features include being able to play a consistent game save across multiple platforms including smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
The Mobile Lab, Florida State University. Ryder Fall Response: The team developed an application for Windows Phone 8 that monitors if someone has fallen and notifies a pre-identified contact in the event of an emergency.