Imagine a cellphone charger the size of a credit card that fits in a wallet. Or an inexpensive test that would allow millions of pregnant women and people with blood disorders to screen for anemia.
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Six innovations are vying to win the InVenture Prize, an annual Georgia Tech contest that rewards undergraduate inventors. The finalists are:
AnemoCheck is an inexpensive, disposable diagnostic test for anemia.
Inventor: Erika Tyburski, biomedical engineering major from Miami.
BioPIN addresses cyber-security concerns about four-digit PINs by making it difficult for people to access your information even if they have your numbers.
Inventors: Scott Groveman, electrical engineering major from Roswell, and Steven Wojcio, computer science major from Forsyth.
Chewbots is a line of automated robotic dog toys.
Inventor: Chris Taylor, mechanical engineering major from Stone Mountain.
Hue is a toaster that toasts bread by color. Instead of a dial with numbers, this one has shades of color.
Inventor: Basheer Tome, industrial design major from Conyers.
iSleep reproduces the vibration and motions of car rides that lull babies to sleep. A baby carrier snaps into the device.
Inventors: Joe Hickey, mechanical engineering major from Houston, and Zack Zalesky, mechanical engineering major from Atlanta.
Spark is a cellphone wall charger the size of a credit card that fits in a wallet.
Inventors: Sam Elia, electrical engineering major from Augusta, and Grant Heffley, business administration major from Lawrenceville.
Source: Georgia Tech