Yes! We won! Microsoft Imagine Cup 2015 National Finals
NUST made all of us very proud by winning the competition in World Citizenship Category . Zain-ul-Abdeen, Mateen Ahmed and Mujtaba Idrees presented their idea “Awaz” in Imagine Cup National Finals 2015. Their brilliant idea was unanimously applauded by the whole panel of judges and after competing with the best teams from all over Pakistan, they managed to bring the trophy home
About the project “Awaaz”:
Awaaz is a Kinect based solution that facilitates hearing impaired people in their daily communication by converting sign language to natural language and vice versa. It understands the sign language of a hearing impaired person through Kinect and expresses this interpretation in the form of natural language. That is not all, it also processes the natural language from a non-hearing impaired person and performs equivalent gestures on a screen. Using this system a proper conversation can take place between the hearing impaired and people without the knowledge of sign language.