// National Winners
The Human Touch - The Human Touch prosthetic limb integratese-skin, skin grafting techniques and nerve regeneration tubes to allow amputees to sense the world through artificial skin. Microprocessors translate texture, pressure, temperature and vibration into sensations detected by the patient.
West Salem High School, Salem, OR
Left to right: Michael Lampert (Coach), Tyler Klarr, Stefanie Gille, Amy Hafer, John Mai, Jim Henry (Mentor), Ron Partch (Toshiba)
Wireless Information Integration - The pocket-sized Flat Display Information Assistant unfolds to the size of a notebook computer, providing TV and Internet images, text and visual communications via a high-speed global area network maintained by a series of stratosphere-based blimps. Consumers can access the organized data through one convenient medium.
Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL
Back row, left to right: Patricia Kenton (Coach), Bob Chen ,Joey Schihl (Toshiba), Christopher Chang.
Front row, left to right: Tiffany Lu, Nellie Zhao
Asthma Sensor Monitoring System - The Asthma Sensor Monitoring System uses a ceramic bio-sensor attached to a tooth to monitor nitric oxide levels in the breath of asthma sufferers, and to alert care givers of an impending attack. Information is transmitted from the sensor to a bracelet containing a semiconductor laser and an atomic battery.
Alternative School for Math & Science, Corning, NY
Left to right: Carey Gillis (Teacher), Kristina Schultz, Marina Addams, Rachel Wood (Coach), Ariel Miller, Pazia Miller, Kim Frock (Head Administrator), Brian Henson (Toshiba)
Body Clock Band _ Travelers can overcome jet lag and students can study all night with the Body Clock Band. A nanocomputer imbedded in the wristwatch-like device dispenses sleep-inducing or "stayawake" pharmaceuticals through the skin according to user-programmed sleep cycles. Drugs are non-habit forming and safeguards limit excessive use.
John Burroughs School, St. Louis, MO
Left to right: Paul Cox (Toshiba), Sophia Davis, Sam Margo, Tom Finley, Mary Harris (Coach), Paula Schweitzer (Mentor)
Face Brace - The Face Brace relieves pain and promotes healing of severe facial burns. Molded to match facial contours, the ultra-thin light weight mask made of space-age material, provides medication and oxygen under pressure through a transdermal gel that seals the mask to the patient's face.
Rogers Park Elementary School, Anchorage, AK
Left to right: John Baldwin (Coach), Sean Doyle, Johna Rutz, Bryan Wright, Leif Monnett, Bruce Engberg (Toshiba)
Tourette's Syndrome Preventer The Tourette's Syndrome Preventer is a pacemaker-like device that controls tics associated with the neurological disorder. Implanted at the base of the brain, it detects and reroutes tics to non-disruptive actions such as wiggling a toe, then uses the energy it took from the tic to recharge its battery.
Heatherstone Elementary School, Olathe, KS
Back row, left to right: Diane Pollitt (Coach), Stephanie Butler (Mentor), Gary Dail (Toshiba)
Front row, left to right: Ryan Schools, Grant Balkenbusch, Martin Butler
Atomic Fire Boots convert electrical energy to heat in order to automatically keep feet warm in cold weather. Boots are constructed with a capacitor that stores energy generated by walking, discharging it into heating coils in the insoles.
South River Public School, Ontario, Canada
Back row, left to right: Mary Anne Maloney (Coach), Robert Weaver (Mentor), Alex Mourra (Toshiba of Canada Limited)
Front row, left to right: Sydnee Wiggins, Fiona Weaver, Roan Morgan, Devin Leighton
The Globe 9000 - The Globe 9000 system uses advanced facial recognition technology to find lost children. Parents missing a child at the mall or at other crowded places insert the child's photo into the Globe, activating strategically positioned cameras that identify and locate him or her.
East Clayton Elementary School, Clayton, NC
Back row, left to right: Robert Jones (Toshiba), Kim Cannada (Mentor), Rebecca Bettis (Coach).
Front row, left to right: Hannah Weaver, Joshua Williams, Joshua Fehr, Jordan Kern