Congratulations to UMass Lowell's 2020 DifferenceMaker $50K Idea Challenge Winners!
Prize categories and winners are as follows:
RistRist Campus-Wide DifferenceMaker, $7,000
MyGrow Fabrix - An innovative and functional textile fabric company, that is eco-friendly and will assist in agricultural and horticultural means.
SignificantSignificant Social Impact, $4,000
YPG - Eco-friendly clinical face masks to help reduce waste.
HealthyContribution to a Healthier Lifestyle (Sponsored by Circle Health), $4,000
ConnectKnee - A knee brace device that incorporates the use of EMG sensors and goniometers to track and record a patient recovery, making it more efficient and hands on.
innovativeSutherland Innovative Technology Solution (Sponsored by Andrew Sutherland '94), $4,000
Smart Escape -An electrical system that operates as a dynamic building evacuation guide during a fire evacuation.
marketJack. M. Wilson First Product to Market Award (Sponsored by Jack Wilson, President Emeritus), $4,000
The Smart Safety Outlet -An Internet-of-Things (IoT) connected outlet that can secure and lock in place for safety purposes.
environmentCommitment to a Sustainable Environment, $4,000
MissionHydro -A green household hydrogen energy storage ecosystem that will reduce household carbon footprint and energy costs, as well as, have the ability to utilize the hydrogen generated for fuel cell electric mobility applications.
honorableHonorable Mentions, $2,000
AFED: Autonomous Foot Exercising Device -A shoe insole that autonomously exercises foot muscles, thereby strengthening the foot's arch and improving overall body posture.
Happy Pinning -A product that will help Indian women clip together their traditional clothing quickly, easily, and effortlessly.
Living, Green Wall -Installing vertible green walls on university campuses to reduce CO2 and particulate matter, and increase concentrations of oxygen in the air.
NoSno Mat - An affordable snow- and ice-melting mat that requires virtually no work compared to shoveling or snow blowing.