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Nearly 300,000 Americans have sustained some form of spinal cord injury (SCI), and effective therapies to promote recovery of neural function are lacking. Our vision is to create an off-the-shelf spinal cord implant to replace the injured tissue.

We used the natural spinal cord architecture as a template to design a scaffold that mimics the intact cord. We chose materials with mechanical properties that are similar to the spinal cord properties in order to allow superior integration. We then used rapid 3D printing technology that can fabricate the implant in one continuous print, rather then layers as being done by common inkjet 3D-printers. The interface between each layer is a mechanically weak area; our method produce a more stable ...

Bags have an important role in our lives in terms of both functionality and aesthetically. In other words, fashion is not just about the outlook of these complementary accessories but also it is about sustainability. Buying bags just because of their different sizes and outlooks causes a storage problem for many people and an absolute pressure on our resources.

A kind of 2in1 bag system as seen in photo (can be 3,4..in1 with the additional colorful middle parts supplied as a set) which requires a less storage area and more friendly to our resources can be an alternative solution to different size & outlook needs of a person.

Potentially, women are first to adopt it since bags are important ...

Air-conditioning systems spend most (up to 90%) effort on cooling air. Cooling people is just a byproduct of the whole process. To reduce energy demand we need to implement approaches that reverse this situation and focus on directly cooling people with minimum conditioning of surrounding air.

Based on the ASHRAE Standards, thermal comfort is defined based on an average between air temperature and Median Radiant Temperature (MRT) of surrounding surfaces. Hence, lowering the MRT enables us to achieve thermal comfort without intensive use of air-conditioning.

Standard radiant cooling enables lower MRT through cold panels attached or embedded to ceilings, floors and/or walls. Cool water is continuously pumped through a network of pipes bonded to the panels to keep them ...

Dual-Adaptive Camouflage, or DAC

Adaptive camouflage merely to an environment's background scenery is only half of the property of true invisibility.

It require a dual-adaptive camouflage; one adaptable to the outside of the suit ( usually the case) itself, and it's background scenery taking both as one complete outside environment, and another part of it adaptable to the interior moving parts of the puppet Light-Interface of the object, or suit ( usually the case).

I say " usually the case" in this instance because it may not be a suit, but the dual-adaptive camouflage invisibility would still exist in a potential state even if it were a fixed Light-Interface System, simply owing to the concept of the Light-Interface form ...

The real-time water quality monitoring and notification system (water QMS) measures the essential qualities of water -- the water PH, temperature, turbidity (cloudiness of water), and water level in the tank -- in real time. The system consists of multiple sensors to measure the standards of water in the tank, the micro-controller to analyze the readings and the GSM module to send the information to the watching centre through SMS. It is a true time system, which is able to measure the standards of water endlessly, and can send the measured values to the watching centre when each predefined time. I developed the device to allow people to have access to safe water in their daily ...

Idea - Near bodies of water (oceans, lakes, rivers) where unwanted algae blooms flourish seasonally, build oil-producing manufacturing facilities which utilize algae that is deliberately produced in or near those facilities as a raw material resource.

https://hub.globalccsinstitute.com/publications/realistic-technology-and-engineering-assessment-algae-biofuel-production/62-current-state-algae-biofuels-industry

Run these manufacturing facilities 24/7 as regular oil-producing operations and where algae is deliberately grown and then used to manufacture oil, and where the spent algae is used to produce marketable fertilizers. Then, when unwanted algae blooms appear in the adjacent bodies of water, continuously siphon off the algae-infested water, strain the unwanted algae out, return the clean water to the adjacent water body, and then "add" that "strained and unwanted algae" to the 24/7 manufacturing operations that already depend on algae ...

Problem Statement:
Over 600 million Africans lack access to electricity; 80 million of these are Nigerians. This forces families and local street food vendors to spend a huge part of their income continuously on fuel in kerosene lamps for lighting. Mobile phone use is on the rise too and possessing one entails locating electricity to recharge which is even more expense and difficult.

Our Product:
Ina Lite is a sustainable, affordable, portable, lightweight, thermoelectric generator that harnesses heat energy to generate electricity which is accessible from a USB power port.

How it works:
-The User places the copper conductor in the heat source
-Heat is then converted to electricity through the thermoelectric generator
-The energy generated is channeled to a ...

This project is about building a new mechanism that ensures the safety of wheelchair users going up and down an escalator. This is done by modifying the current escalators bed (upper layer in which we place our foot). The main concern of wheelchair users going upward on an escalator is a small backward force on the wheelchair or instability results in a very bad accident and could flip the wheelchair backward. So usually peoples on the wheelchair grab the handrails tight going upward and downward. This is very risky because if the hands of the percent slip we are looking at some serious damage. Aside from this risk, it is not comfortable on the ride and many public services ...

Limited space is the main concern of cars these days. Ordinary cars have 5 passengers and sports cars have 2. so this design proposes the car can carry more passengers without increasing the body. This invention is a vehicle that can be stretched and compressed with one push of a button or the sports car that can transform into a limousine and/or a limousine that can be transformed to a normal/the sport car. This is done using a modified car chassis and frame (1), hydraulic linear actuator (2), modified transmission shaft (3), modified car sit (4) and modified car body (5).

The objective of the invention is building a multipurpose car in terms of space and comfort. Many cars ...

We as a team have designed a product named the Hovering Soldier to solve one of the important security challenges faced by the soldiers at the borders to protect one’s own territory and at the same time for the internal stability of the nation.

The Hovering Soldier is designed like a bird that flies towards the neighboring territory to monitor a particular area. It uses 2 types of cameras fit inside the bird’s eye. One is about 4MP sCMOS camera providing very high resolution in full sunlight. The other eye has a thermal camera named The Viento-G that is specially designed for a wide range of thermal monitoring applications This could also serve as an important tool to keep ...

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