Congratulations to Shreya Chopra and Drishti Aggarwal of team G.LED for being awarded the first prize of $10,000 in the 2023 GIX Innovation Competition! Their team has created an LED light bulb with user-replaceable components, reducing the need to fully replace a non-functioning bulb when the plastic housing and socket is still fully usable.
Congratulations to Joelle Tudor, Liam Sullivan, Michael Malone, and Manny Pacheco of team Cath Connect for being awarded the second prize of $5,000. CathConnect has created a simple breakaway mechanism that reduces the chance of injury during a traumatic catheter removal.
Congratulations to Jerred Mace, Andrew Buckingham, and Antyush Bollini of team OneCourt for being awarded the third prize of $3,000. Team OneCourt is improving live sports for blind and visually impaired people by combining existing ball tracking technology with haptic feedback in real-time.
Further congratulations to our Honorable Mentions, teams QResponse and Boomerang, who will each receive $1,000. Sophia Musa and Colette Muiruri of QResponse created an automatic user and dispatch app that assists in prioritizing emergency calls in Kenya, and Yiyun Qiu, Yusam Hsu, Shiheng Ge and Bowen Zhao of Boomerang, who created a portable AI-assisted resistance training system for aging individuals with real-time data tracking and resistance feedback for personalized fitness plans.
Teams G.LED, CathConnect, and OneCourt will also be receiving RayBan Stories, Oculus hardware, and Portal hardware, courtesy of Meta.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to our panel of judges: Jie Hui of T-Mobile, Jay Thiagarajan of AI2, and Gaia Borgias from Teague.
Thanks also to our sponsors from Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), @meta , and @amazon, without whose support this competition would not be possible. We are also deeply grateful for the time that our many dedicated mentors spent with our teams over the past months.
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