First Prize in Worldwide Video Competition

Congratulations to Victor Prisacariu, the Department of Engineering Science DPhil student who, together with Dr Ian Reid, has won first prize ($10,000 USD) for a video showcasing his research in a worldwide competition. The "Sense the World" video contest was run by Freescale Semiconductors and challenged the public to show how they make "sense" of the world.

Victor Adrian PrisacariuVictor’s winning video entry, titled '3D Hand Tracking,' depicts 3d rigid hand tracking for augmented reality applications, using a Freescale ZSTAR3 development tool and a web camera. The video shows how you can touch, tap, tilt and transmit into next-generation designs.

Freescale Semiconductors, a global leader in embedded processing solutions, advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets, said ‘they received a number of creative and outstanding submissions over the course of the six week contest. The entries were narrowed down to eight finalists by Freescale's Xtrinsic sensor experts, who based their decisions on the creativity and originality of the videos in addition to how uniquely participants incorporated the Freescale and Xtrinsic Sensing Solutions artwork’.

Once the finalists were determined, the top eight videos were presented for open public voting via Freescale's Facebook page. All of the videos submitted are available to be viewed at:

Acknowledgement: New Electronics website.