The company – which has its U.S. office in Milpitas, Calif. – helped the eight students verify designs for manufacturing and pick colors, materials and finishes. Model Solution created mock-ups and high-quality appearance models of the following eight winning designs:
Respire, from Ben Stibal at Purdue University, is a customizable respirator with a built-in fan to remove heat and ensure users don’t re-breathe the same air;
The Zero wearable device, from Mike Jacobs at Arizona State University, helps athletic performance by strengthening an athlete’s focus on clear and achievable goals;
Cybex Mono, from Samuel Ach at Metropolitan State University of Denver, is a next-generation functional weight training platform. It’s meant to maximize versatility and heighten user engagement through the integration of physical and digital experiences;
The Echo canine prosthetic leg, from Shubham Harish at the Detroit College for Creative Studies, is meant to restore a dog’s natural abilities including balance and mobility;
The Duo-Shock taser, from Andrew Keel at North Carolina State University, is designed to incapacitate an assailant without taking a life. It features a built-in camera;
The Innsaei scuba diving mask, from Juliette Laroche at the University of Houston, increases communication capabilities between divers;
The Homegrown indoor composting solution, from Loren Chen at the University of Notre Dame, helps gardeners monitor what they put in their compost bin;Mike
Prelude, from Shannon Chang at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, is a Bluetooth Speaker System that has a 2-way communication feature like a pair of walkie-talkies.
Model Solution showcased the eight students’ products this month at the International Design Conference 2017 in Atlanta.
“Congratulations to our 2017 Model One Award winners. The MOAs embody the spirit of design and innovation, celebrating student achievements from the past year,” Danny Sung, Model Solution’s sales director, said in a news release.
“Model Solution is pleased to work with students from prestigious institutions and help bring their designs to life,” Sung said.