During the presentation, the team demonstrated the possibility of gloves, talking to the audience in sign language that is instantly translated into voice. All those present, including the members of the jury, said that they have not seen anything like this before and were also highly appreciated the ability Ukrainians not only to program, but also to solder chips with their own hands.
Students Computer Academy “SHAG” won the Imagine Cup 2012 in Sydney on July 10 held a truly epochal event for the computer industry in Ukraine – the first time in the history of the Ukrainians won one of the most prestigious competitions of IT-technology areas – Microsoft Imagine Cup. Team quadSquad, composed of students of Donetsk Computer Academy “SHAG”, won the most difficult category – software development (Software Design), which has struggled for more than 70 teams.
They presented the world his socially oriented project called Enable Talk.
Enable Talk according to the magazine «TIME» included in the list “Best Inventions of the Year 2012” along with The Curiosity Rover, Google Glass, self-inflating tires and many others.
It aims at improving the communication of people with limited hearing and presents by glove equipped with a large number of sensors, such as sensors bend the fingers, a pair of accelerometers, gyroscope and compass, which allows you to gather information on the situation in the hands of the space in the future to transform a gesture to speech.
The software part of the development (based on Windows Phone 7 / Windows 8) can receive information from sensors gloves and continuous transformation in the audio signal. The information received through Bluetooth is transmitted to the smartphone and after fast processing gestures sounded voice. This invention will help deaf and dumb people to communicate more easily and conveniently. Also glove equipped with solar panels that optimizes its use.
To develop their project folks spent more than six months, it is expected that such a glove would be worth only $ 200.
Materials taken from the site: «EnableTalk»
Over the past 20 years of higher education in Ukraine became affordable. This was announced by the president of the International Fund for Educational Policy Research Taras Finikov.
According to T. Finikov, the first two private schools have appeared in Ukraine at the end of 91 years. In 2005-06 there were more than 200 institutions.
The expert noted that in parallel with the number of schools has increased and the number of students. By the early 90’s in the Ukraine were less than 170-thousand students. In 2005-2006, there were more than 2.2 million.
Also T. Finikov focused on the fact that higher education is more affordable. If at the beginning of 90-s, only 15-17% of the students become university students, that at the moment – this is 70-75%. This is one of the highest rates in the world. In 2005-06 in private universities were about 400,000 students. In other words, almost one in five Ukrainian student graduates in the private colleges.
According to the expert, Ukraine is one of the five countries and dozens of the world with the greatest number of students.
“In Ukraine, there is a mental stereotype that parents need to educate their children without fail. I do not think this will change in the next ten years “, – concluded T. Finikov.
Background: In 1991, there were less than 160 high schools in Ukraine, of which only 12 had university status. It was also three Academy, 3 Conservatory and at least 140 different kinds of institutions.
Already in 1995, run 250 schools in 2008 – more than 350 high schools. And that does not include colleges that also provide training bachelors.