Student-Created Projects Build Upon Real World Technologies to Offer Innovative Capabilities to Amputees and Limb-Different Individuals.
NeuroMaker, developer of innovative STEM classroom kits and curricula for middle and high school students, today announced the winners of its first student competition called The NeuroMaker Challenge.
The NeuroMaker Challenge is an ongoing engineering competition that invites students from around the world to submit assistive technology proposals which are judged by professional neuroscientists, engineers and educators including senior research scientist Dr. Wasifa Jamal of BrainCo and BrainRobotics Lead Prosthetics Engineer Dr. Molei Wu.
NeuroMaker has awarded more than $4,000 to finalists in order to continue development of their concepts.
The company will be accepting applications for the next NeuroMaker Challenge beginning February 28th, 2021 through June 30th, 2021.
1st Place – High School Division:
Team Commodores of Valor Christian High School in Colorado. The team’s project was focused on helping upper limb amputees securely hold a smartphone using a robotic hand.
2nd Place – High School Division:
Team Banning of Phineas Banning High School in California created a project to help disabled students participate in extracurricular activities in the arts and sports. The team successfully programmed a prosthetic hand to play “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” and to shoot a basketball with backspin.
3rd Place – High School Division:
Team Commodores of Perry Central High School in Indiana augmented the NeuroMaker STEM hand with piezo sensors to enable accurate measurement and control over the pressure applied by a finger for a variety of applications.
1st Place – Middle School Division
Team Blue of the Vinci Robotics Academy in Massachusetts won first place for their entry that combined a magnetic case with a pre-programmed grip that effectively holds a smartphone device.
NeuroMaker develops STEM education products for middle and high school solutions that introduce students to real world applications of Neuroscience, Brain Machine Interfaces, Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Prosthetics and more. NeuroMaker products are based on award winning technology, such as muscle signal controlled mechanical hands and brainwave detecting EEG devices and are currently being used by more than 70 schools, continuing education and career skills organizations across the United States, Canada, Australia, China, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, and South Korea.
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