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Congratulations to UMass Lowell's 2017 $50K Idea Challenge Winners! Challenge categories and winners are as follows:
Operation250 - $6000:
An online platform focused on educating both young adolescents and parents on how to prevent online radical extremist recruitment.
Guardian - $4500:
A sensor platform that attaches to commercially available drones for use in search and rescue operations.
QBell - $4500:
A mobile app nursing call bell system that allows patients to request nurse assistance, and allows nurses to manage a list of patients' requests.
Project Starfish - $4500:
A non-invasive and cost-effective prosthetic hand using a combination of 3D printing and advanced machine learning software.
Breezy - $4500:
A real time air quality monitoring device which can be tracked with a phone or online.
Bioprinting with Multimedia Curriculum - $2000:
A cost effective 3D bioprinter with multimedia curriculum and optional homework modules for STEM education in high school.
Clot Catch - $2000:
A new designed clot filter to eliminate the risks of current filters such as shifting, vessel puncture, and strut fracture.
Cyborg - $2000:
A hybrid musical instrument, designed to transform any object into a touch sensitive musical instrument.
Digibank - $2000:
A digital financial transaction system that allows consumers to deposit change obtained from cash transactions into a designated account via a card or mobile app.
Spread the Love - $2000:
A website for lesson plans that would be given to schools with 50% or more students with free or reduced lunch.
UML Green Roofs - $1000:
A program to implement safe and ecologically friendly outdoor study spaces to UML's campus by designing and building green roofs for buildings such as libraries and dorms.