2012 Winners

Congratulations to all the 2012 Contest Participants!

Grand Prize

Sensordrone: a Practical, Tricorder Like Platform for Consumers and Mobile Device Developers
Mark Wagner, Sensorcon, Buffalo, New York

Category Winners

Consumer Products

LumEN: Luminescent Solar Concentrators for Sustainable On-Demand Electricity Production
Gianmarco Griffini, Massimo Micocci, and Francesca Ostuzzi, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy


Prosthetic Leg Connector
Dave King, Kelowna, BC, Canada


Cloud and Smartphone Accelerator
James Awrach, Beverly, Massachusetts

Machinery & Equipment

Thermal Stir Weld Process
Jeff Ding, NASA, Athens, Alabama

Safety & Security

LIFE PACK – Hypothermia Prevention Floatation Device
Dwight and Jane Cushman, Portland, Oregon

Sustainable Technologies

Aquaback Water Purification System
E. Andrew Condon, William Zebuhr, Scott Newquist, David Dussault, Steven Sahagian, Nicholas Wong, Michael Easton, William Burie, Charles Blanchard, and Nicole Sandoval, Aquaback Technologies, Tewksbury, Massachusetts


Re-Thinking Automotive TPMS
Ivan Batinic, San Martin, California

Top Ten Most Popular Entries

Evacuated Tube Transport Technologies (ET3)™
Daryl Oster, ET3 Global Alliance, Longmont, Colorado

Benchtop Pomegranate Deseeder
Uddhab Bharali, North Lakhimpur, Asssam India

Making Fuel from Vehicular Emissions
Jaideep Singh, Delhi, India

Multi-Function Photocatalytic Solar Desalination
Amin Taheri Najafabadi, Vancouver, BC, Canada< /p>

Adaptive Smart Home Technology
Amit Badlani, Bangalore, Karnataka India

Virtual Walking Stick for the Visually Impaired
Jonathan and Maxwell Tolstedt, Fargo, North Dakota

Inoculation Monitoring Device
Avantika, Patna, Bihar India

Solar Boiler Electrical Generator and Heat Machine
Matthew Davis, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Design and Development of a Multi Stage Contra Rotating Mini Axial Compressor
Amit Mangtani, Apoorv Maheshwari, Achyut Panchal, Pranav Raheja, Raj Patel, Mitanshu Sharma, and Nishant Khanduja, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra India

Flying Safer
Alaa Thabet, Cairo, Egypt

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