Big success in GIX Innovation Competition

Nov 20th, 2016

The Global Innovation eXchange (GIX) held the final round and awards ceremony for the first annual competition emphasized projects for Connected Devices in Beijing. Three teams and eight students – including both graduates and undergraduates – from PCG took part in this competition and won remarkable 1st and 3rd prize in this keen international competition. One team – Yukang Yan, Zhican Yang, and Yizheng Gu – won the first prize. They presented HaloBand, which is an easy-to-use and low-cost hand-tracking device that can reconstruct the pose and gesture of the hand. Besides, Yinshuai Zhang and Xin Yi, two students from our group created an app to record, edit and share 3D audio with only a normal smartphone. With that app, you can record your environment and we can translate it into the 3D sound field. And this App won the third prize of GIX competition. In all, $40,000 in prize money was awarded to our excellent competitors.