NEW DELHI: A team consisting of Indian students was the runner up at a recently conducted annual tournament by Microsoft called "Imagine Cup Asia". The team stood second at the regional finals of the event where they successfully showcased an app which enables its users to scan the RFID tags on prescription drugs, which will verify it's legitimacy and allergen-compatibility with the patients. The RFID tags on medications are purposeful for identification of specimen, supplies, logistics, patient tracking and so on.
The Indian team, named 'Blume' consisted of members from Vellore Institute of Technology or VIT, Tamil Nadu and Ramaiah Institue of Technology, Bengaluru. The participants met through college connections, reported Microsoft.
Blume became the runners up along with Team Tulibot from Indonesia and Team Zest belonging to Singapore. All three teams will receive $2,500 each to work further on their projects.
The annual Imagine Cup Asia Finals was organised by Microsoft and featured 10 teams from 7 countries. They demonstrated their innovative projects virtually, in order to go forward to the World Championship which will be conducted in the month of May.
Speaking about the event, General Manager, Audience Evangelism, Microsoft, Jennifer Ritzinger expressed, "We're glad to see student teams from across Asia showcase their unique solutions that have the potential to create lasting impact."
The team comprised of VR Karthik, an android developer who specialises in blockchain development; Hemant H Kumar, whose interest lies towards UI/UX Design, Video Making, Marketing and electronics, along with Hemant Joshi, a backend programmer with a knack of website and blockchain development.
The other teams belonged to the country of, Nepal Hong-Kong, Japan, Indonesia, China and Singapore.