GRAND PRIZE WINNER
αScreen Fast and Cheap Bacteria Detection
Monika Weber, New Haven, CT
αScreen is the needed MEMS rapid pathogen screener for food-borne illnesses. It has a potential to improve health standards at the consumer level by increasing sensitivity, keeping the cost down and testing time short.
CONSUMER PRODUCTS CATEGORY
Karin Edgett, Capitol Edge, Shahid Aslam, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Washington, DC
The UVA+B SunFriend© featuring NASA UV sensor technology will provide health conscious individuals with an effective and inexpensive UVA and UVB monitoring aid to receiving healthier sun exposure
Michael Leydet, College Park Industries, Fraser, Michigan
The College Park Industries iPecs® (Intelligent Prosthetic Endo-Skeletal Component System) is a medical research device which will provide researchers a tool to accurately measure human locomotion or gait parameters on users of lower limb prostheses.
MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT CATEGORY
Hybrid Rotor Compressor for Natural Gas Extraction
Jeremy Pits, Pedro Santos, OsComp Systems, Boston, Massachusetts
By combining a novel rotary geometry with an innovative method for extracting heat from the system, OsComp's compressor 10% of the size of conventional machines and over 30% more efficient.
XVIVO Organ Perfusion System
Chris Jaynes, Tom Taccini, Tim Klug, XVIVO Perfusion, Englewood, Colorado
The XVIVO Perfusion System (XPS) is a movile intensive care unit can repair damaged organs ex vivo (out of the donor's body) for successful transplantation into a waiting recipient.
SAFETY & SECURITY CATEGORY
AquaSonus Passive-Sonar Pool Alarm
William C. Roberts, Bob Hoenig, Paula Bailey, AquaSonus.com, Merrimack, New Hampshire
The AquaSonus Passive-Sonar System based on state-of-the-art digital signal processing; the use of low power and embedded microprocessors results in enhanced functionality, accuracy, reliability, and ease of installation and use.
SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY
TO:CMA Spherical Generator
Angel Francisco Martinez, Delia Beatriz Martinez, Trupti Bulbule, Cornell University, Laredo, Texas
The TO:CMA Spherical Generator creates copious amounts of clean electricity out of ocean waves at costs below all major existing renewable energy sources.
Dynamic Aero-Shroud Oscillating Jen
Rebecca Farr, Endwell Daso, Victor Pritchett, Ten-See Wang, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama
This technology will enable new flight vehicle concepts and applications of supersonic and hypersonic flight.