Microsoft's 2011 USA Imagine Cup winners were revealed last week, with the top prize going to students from Arizona State University. David Hayden and Team Note-Taker won with their invention for helping students with low vision take their own notes in class. Note-Taker is a unique laptop- or tablet-ready camera with special software that magnifies and displays on screen what is being written on the blackboard. Students can then either write or type their own notes on their computer, which helps them retain the information being taught. Team Note-Taker will go on to represent the U.S. at the 2011 Imagine Cup's World Finals in July.
For a closer look at the Note-Taker, go to: http://www.sciencefriday.com/program/archives/201104155
For more information about Microsoft's Imagine Cup, go to: http://www.imaginecup.com/