UIST Third Annual Student Innovation Contest: Microsoft TouchMouse

Guest_Jim_* - August 11, 2011 09:35AM in Input Devices, Gadgets, Modding, Science & Technology

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology is holding their third annual Student Innovation Contest and the reservation deadline is August 17. The goal of this contest is to develop new ways to interact with new hardware. This year the hardware is the, as yet unreleased, Microsoft TouchMouse. For those that enter and are eligible to participate in the contest Microsoft provides the hardware (TouchMouse) and access to the unreleased API. The winner is determined after demonstrations of everyone’s innovations on October 17 and announced the next day. For first place the winner receives $1500 and second place gets $500, but both also get a “spiffy trophy that you can show off to your friends and family.”