BICT Student Wins Imagine Cup Pan Arab Semi Finals

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BICT Student Mahmood AlSarhani Wins the Imagine Cup Pan Arab Semi Finals: 13 Arab countries competed to win the Pan Arab Semifinals in Microsoft Imagine Cup 2015, the world premier student technology, competition and innovation world wide.

on 30 April MIS Student Mahmood AlSarhani was short listed for the second Pan-Arab Semi-Finals, this means he gets a placement for the world wide semi finals, passing through the stages of assessments is a real challenge. Student Mahmood described his in-house year 4 project idea which utilizes several technologies ranging Oculus Rift, Kinect and

Immersive Game development using Net framework as follows:
The Conscious Heart project is designed to provide players, gaming centres and possibly psychology clinics a new type of experience and immersion in a game that stimulate awareness about a person’s self-mental and physical state. By combining virtual reality and biofeedback technologies in a horror game developed with a powerful engine, it will be possible for the gamer to undergo changes according to a ones bioinformatics input. The game elevates its difficulty based on emotional changes (fear , excitement and stress). It also lowers it back when the gamer regains their self-control . This experimental game can be used as a therapeutic tool for people who suffer from stress, anxiety, PTSD and any other mental or physical issue. Conditional algorithms were developed to make the reactive changes possible.

Last Month Student Mahmood competed amongst 49 competing projects ideas nationally. Student Mahmood was supported by BICT tutors who believed that he is capable of completing the development and taking this project from an idea to an actual interesting game.

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