Congratulations to UMass Lowell's 2016 DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge Winners! Challenge categories and winners are as follows:
eNable Lowell – $6000:
A chapter model to help expand eNABLE – an international volunteer organization that produces 3D printed prosthetic hands for kids around the world.
Veteran’s QRF – $4500:
A web platform that will simplify the application process for Veteran service connected disability benefits.
OmniSense – $4500:
A specialized device to track the bar path of a barbell when it is in motion. This device will sync to a smartphone so users will have real time access to their lifting data such as bar path and acceleration.
invisaWear – $4500:
A wearable device that connects to a smart phone via Bluetooth. With the simple push of a button, it sends help messages and location information to predetermined emergency contacts.
TopaCan – $4500:
A product – Can Ashtray that turns any empty can into a environmental friendly way to dispose of your cigarette butts.
Biodigester Aided Solution in Haiti (BASH) – $2000:
A new waste management system for the city of Les Cayes, Haiti that would improve the quality of water sanitation while creating job opportunities.
Happy Heart Cart – $2000:
A program that provides advanced therapeutic and holistic practices to improve patient stays in adult hospitals through an activity cart that can either be wheeled between rooms, or stationary and present in every room.
Security Top – $2000:
A reusable bottle cap for the purpose of increasing the prevention of contaminates that enter a bottled beverage.
SmartEater – $2000:
An Automated Diet Monitoring (ADM) System designed to help people to manage their dietary behavior.
WordPro – $2000:
A vocabulary builder – Digital flashcards – aimed at high school students learning a second language.
Expect – $1000:
An application that facilitates communication between referring facilities/emergency medical services and accepting inpatient/emergency units.