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Stephanie Salem
Stephanie Salem
Women's Soccer - Fri, Mar. 26, 2010

Stephanie Salem, a 3rd year soccer player from Maple Grove, Minnesota, is representing IIT in the Idea to Production (I2P) regional competition this weekend in Saint Louis.

Salem, majoring in Finance/Entrepreneurship in the IIT Stuart School of Business, had two of her ideas advance to the regional tournament.


The I2P competition is an early-stage technology commercialization plan that allows a college student to turn their ideas into products. The competition starts at the school level with the top six ideas from each school submitted for regional competition consideration. Only 16 teams advance to the regional competition from all schools in the Midwest with the top team moving on to national competition.

Salem and her partner submitted two ideas and both placed in the top six here at IIT. "Special Need Stroller" received top honors and "Little Artist Art Pad" garnered 5th place.

Both ideas submitted by Salem made it into the regional competition, and actually, out of the six ideas submitted from IIT, five ideas made it to regional placement. That means IIT accounts for 5 out of the 16 teams at the regional competition.

Here is the description of the two ideas that won recognition:

Special Needs Stroller:

The special needs stroller attaches to a variety of wheelchairs so that disabled parents can use the stroller hands-free. The stroller has three wheels and can be pushed by a walking person or attached to a wheelchair. The stroller attaches so that the baby is facing the person in the wheelchair. The third wheel is then in the front of this assembly allowing the person operating the wheelchair to steer the entire assembly as the wheelchair would normally be steered. This allows both hands to be used on the guide rails on the wheelchair wheels. The stroller will also have a storage area to carry diaper bag, groceries or other items. This innovative product will change the lives of handicapped parents. Currently, parents in wheelchairs generally carry their small children on their laps. This makes it hard to operate a wheelchair and impossible to do other tasks that require use of hands and storage space. The Special Needs Stroller eliminates this problem by allowing the handicapped parents to have their hands free and easily steer their stroller while doing everyday tasks, such as shopping or going to the park.


Little Artist Art Pad:
The Little Artist Art Pad is a digital art pad designed for children 4-10 years of age. It is in the form of a tablet, with a pressure sensitive display screen that allows touch- interaction. It allows children to use a stylus or their fingers to draw pictures directly onto the display. The pictures may be colored and effects may be added. The art pad also serves as a picture frame display that may be magnetically hung on refrigerators. Multiple artworks may be saved and can be chosen to display statically, or as a slideshow.

You can follow along with Stephanie at the competition and see what the global competition is all about at http://www.ideatoproduct.org/global/.


 
 
 
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