Drone Sense & Avoid - Aircraft
Sparked by Kurt Barnhart
The future of drones flying beyond line of sight will require technology that allows the drone to detect & avoid light aircraft & other moving objects. This competition is to effectively demonstrate a safe, light, cost effective technology for small UAS <55 lbs to avoid aircraft & protect lives.
ALS Communication Challenge
Sparked by Stephen Finger
Create an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device that allows patients who have lost their ability to speak, and with limited motor control, to communicate at the pace of a normal conversation (125-150 wpm).
Love Football. Stop Concuss...
Sparked by Jason Lacey
Football is a major thread in the fabric of Americana. We love the game, but no one wants to see players get concussions. The future of Football depends on new technologies that reduce the number of concussions. Help find tech that saves the game!
Anti-Human Trafficking Soft...
Sparked by Wheeler Crimm
We would love to see software created or an application developed that helps identify human trafficking offenders, alerts authorities, brings them to justice, frees victims, and overall, reduces the scale of human trafficking globally. There is currently no such technology that has been successful. Such a development would be invaluable in today's efforts to eradicate this horrific reality.
Sign Language Across Cultures
Sparked by Savannah Sherwood
Sign language is not a universal language. A deaf person traveling across the globe may encounter communication barriers with the deaf in that region. An app that has the ability to detect the unfamiliar form of sign language and translate the unfamiliar form of sign language through a projection on the phone would bridge the gap to this barrier.