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.
UTM Preliminary Drone Sense...
Sparked by Trevor McKeeman
The future of the drone industry depends on the development of sense & avoid technology. The 2016 UTM Convention & HiddenGenius are proud to announce a preliminary drone sense & avoid technology competition November 9th at the Oncenter in Syracuse NY. Competitors will demonstrate basic SAA technology to win a prize. This event offers a preview of a larger SAA competition coming soon.
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).
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.
Sparked by Rodney Hardaway
Instead of big high schools/grade schools having to give their students ID's to get into their schools, why not have something that can be useful in a dangerous situation. Having the student wear a wristband or necklace that you can scan to get into the school and has a button that automatically notifies the police and office of the school and gives location and is linked to the students cellphone
Pilot Color Vision - FAA Me...
Sparked by Trevor McKeeman
Many pilots & future pilots fear losing the ability to fly, something they love. Color Vision Deficiency (CVD) impacts 1 in 12 men & 1 in 200 women. Failing the color vision test in a FAA medical can end this dream of flying. Let’s fix this discrimination with a wearable technology that allows pilots to pass the exam. This may also help millions of kids with CVD who struggle with color in school.
Sparked by Craig Wieschhorster
Semi-submersible (narcotics carrying) vessels that transit in the ocean are not easily detected by ship or air radars and normally are only detected by visual sightings at close ranges. A technology to detect these vessel at greater distances is required for effective interdiction.