Yorktown High School Coding Club members Brandon Peck, Ji Seok Lee, and Evan Cater.
Yorktown High School Coding Club members Brandon Peck, Ji Seok Lee, and Evan Cater won first place in the World Citizenship category at the Microsoft Imagine Cup US National Finals in San Francisco last month. This team of students competed against high school and university level opponents to win $4,000 and one of three spots at the Imagine Cup World Finals, which will be held on Microsoft’s home turf of Seattle on July 27 to July 31. They are coached by Yorktown Computer Science teacher William Edmisten.
The Microsoft Imagine Cup is a global student technology program and competition that provides opportunities for students across all disciplines to team up and use their creativity, passion and knowledge of technology to create applications and integrate solutions that can change the way people live, work and play. The YHS Coding Club developed “Project Mercury,”, a product that uses a combination of motion detecting-cameras, infrared sensors, and communication technologies to remotely and non-intrusively detect a person who may be unconscious or incapacitated and in need of medical attention. By analyzing heart rate, blood pressure, and velocity at which one may fall, emergency responders are alerted if any irregularities are detected.