Congratulations to our Winners!

Name

Prize

Winner

What they did

The Team

First Place $1,500 Virtual Window
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Think about people who live cooped up in a lab all day and wish they had a window! Well, our virtual window will make their lab experiences a little more fun. A remote camera, with a view of the outside world placed at a window streams video to a monitor(virtual window) through which people can view the outside world. To make things more realistic, an ASUS Xtion sense motion of someone in front of the virtual window and moves the camera in accordance to their movements as if they were actually looking out of an actual window. Azriel Samson, Vignesh Ananth, Tushar Savant
Second Place $1,000 NerFPS "First Person Shooter (FPS) games are a very popular and involved gaming genre. Counter striker, Call of Duty, Battlefield are some of the popular titles in this genre. As big fans of such games, we decided to enhance the user experience by designing a controller which more closely resembled the actual scenario.

With a Nerf Gun and a few parts of wood, we set off to design a custom gaming interface. We used a leap motion sensor and a couple of switching sensors to come up with a wireless gun and motion pedals. These help in aiming, shooting and movement in game and are aimed at creating an AWESOME GAMING EXPERIENCE!!"
Aditya Sreekumar, Santhosh Kumar Bala Krishnan, Jialue Huang
Third Place $500 Brobots
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Brobots is collaborative robots with your bros. Using two Leap Motion controllers, two bros can control one robot through the internet. Web sockets help speed and turn angles data from one bro and arm control data from another. A web camera helps the bros see what the robot is doing. Michael Rivera, Nicholas McGill
Audience Choice Award 4 Raspberry Pi's OpenWave
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"Our project is, in brief, a mind-controlled light bulb and Android app.

Thank you to the Mack Center for Technological Innovation and the Office of Corporate Research at Penn Medicine for their generosity in providing funding for the wireless electroencephalograms!"
Alex Evanczuk, Rajib Dutta, Asmita Nijsure, Sanchit Aggarwal
Most Likely to Become a Startup 6 Month membership at NextFab The Rise and Shine Never sleep through another midterm! We have created an alarm clock that won't shut up until you get up. Set the time of your wakeup call using our web application, and at the specified time you will be torn from your dreams by a loud, obnoxious buzz that won't cease until you get out of bed and jump on the sensors. Allison Pearce, Natalie Eisner
Most Likely to Become a Startup 6 Month membership at NextFab Running Gait Rectifier
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This device is a shoe that profiles your running strike type (heel, mid, forefoot) as well as your cadence (steps per minute). Three regions of the shoe each contain a pressure sensor that logs how much time the foot spends in each region during a short a jog. Additionally, the shoe will be measuring the time taken between steps, indicating the person's stride length or cadence. Proper running form includes a small percentage of heel strike as well as a cadence over 90 steps/minute, both of which maximize knee flexion and prevent common running injuries. After the sampling jog, the runner will be asked to attempt to jog with "good" running form. We classify good running form as a heel strike percentage of less than 40% as well as a cadence of 90 steps/minute. In order to rectify a person's form, a buzzer will sound whenever the heel strike percentage goes over 40%. This will hopefully remind the runner to focus on landing on the midfoot/forefoot. The second technique will be used to improve cadence. The shoe will have LEDs in the front that will flash whenever the runner is supposed to be stepping. When running in place/ or a straight line, the runner can practice taking shorter strides. Aadithya Prakash, Sunny Shah

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