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Monday, April 11, 2016

AOU’s Team Humane wins Microsoft Nigeria’s Imagine Cup 2016

The national finals of the 2016 edition of Microsoft Nigeria Imagine Cup, Team Humane representing the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife emerged winners of this year’s competition, reports ITRealms.

The competition, ITRealms gathered provides opportunity for student technologists, developers and aspiring entrepreneurs from all academic backgrounds to collaborate, develop a technology application, create a business plan and gain a keen understanding of what is needed to bring a concept to market. 

This year National finals was held at the Microsoft Office in Victoria Island, Lagos, and had eleven participating teams drawn from various tertiary institution within the country. The winning team, Team Humane, which comprised of Otaru Babatunde, Oyatope Blessing, Shoaga Victor, and Ayodele Obasegun, competed in the World Citizenship Category.

Their solution, Humane is a solution for the visually impaired, which enables them to interact and navigate freely on their mobile phones. The solution comes with an accompanying hardware known as the Humane handle, which interacts with apps installed on a device using Bluetooth. A visually impaired person would be able to navigate through various apps installed on his/her mobile phone using the handle and an integrated voice navigation system.

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