Saturday, July 28, 2012

Dyslexia software success for India D-Labs

A team from Birla Institute of Technology-Patna has won People’s Choice Award at the finals of Microsoft Imagine Cup, 2012, in Sydney for their software to help dyslexic students. 

The seven-member team, The D-Labs, won $10,000 as prize money, at the event held between July 6 and 10.

In April this year, the team had won the national final in New Delhi, which gave them the ticket to the global finals.

The software, also named The D-Labs, aimed at enhancing the learning abilities of school students suffering from dyslexia. The device records minute details of a child’s activities and then creates solutions customised to their needs.

Davesh Kumar, a member of the team, said: “More than 350 students from 75 countries travelled to Sydney after competing in their respective national competitions.”

The event is the world’s premier student technology competition. The theme of this year’s event was: Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems.

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