// National Winners
Earthquake Detection: 7400 Leagues Above the Sea is an early-warning tsunami detection system that could prevent catastrophic loss of life as in the recent Asian tsunami. It uses geosynchronous satellites to detect electromagnetic waves and magnetic fields weeks before the impending event.
Highland Park High School
Highland Park, NJ
Body MASS: Multi Analysis Sensory System is an artificial intelligence system that monitors vital signs and nutrient and mineral levels. Worn as clothing, it allows patients to monitor their health and provide information to their doctors.
Don Mills Collegiate Institute
Visible-Light Photocatalysis uses nanotechnology to detoxify and clean polluted water and air. It can also clean facilities such as hospitals to prevent the spread of disease.
Hawken Middle School
MID: Microbe ID System uses sensors in a handheld device to identify the microbes that cause a patient's illness. It draws samples of air from a patient's breath and observes how particles react with specific MID sensors. Medical diagnosis can be more accurately determined.
Loomis Grammar School
VEWS: Volcano Early Warning System
People living in volcano or mudslide-prone areas will get to higher ground safely thanks to VEWS: Volcano Early Warning System. This CD unit uses holographic GPS to relay an emergency signal that calmly informs people of the best safety route.
Home Connection-Oak Harbor School District
Oak Harbor, WA
The Appy-Bot eliminates the need for appendectomies in the future by using nanotechnology to repair a patient's appendix. A gel-cap taken orally will release a fleet of Appy-Bots to clear away obstructions and flush them from the body.
Heritage Heights Elementary School
L.I.F.E.: Living Impaired Future Eye allows visually impaired people to lead more independent lives. This hands-free unit uses an infrared motion system and ultrasound to detect and communicate movement to the user, allowing blind people to walk without a cane.
Dardenne Elementary School
MiraclEyes 3000is a multi-sensory aid for the blind. It uses radar, GPS and mapping software to provide real-time walking directions in any city in the world, in any language. Instead of a cane, a vibrating belt worn around the waist alerts users to nearby objects.
L.D. Batchelder School
North Reading, MA