ISHOW USA: Washington, DC June 21, 2018

Congratulations to our USA Winners!

2018 Finalists

Félix Escalante
Félix Escalante
Solar Hybrid Coffee Roaster

The Solar Hybrid Coffee Roaster can be used my small rural farmers to roast their own coffee beans with sunlight. Solar roasting provides higher incomes by minimizing costs of production, promotes organic practices, decreases CO2 output, and allows small scale farmers to continue to work and live in remote areas.

Sanna Gaspard
Sanna Gaspard
Rubitect Assessment System

Rubitect provides caregivers a low-cost, easy-to-use tool to assess the health status of the skin. It accurately measures blanch response and erythema, the primary diagnostic cues of an early-stage bedsore/pressure ulcer. It maintains sterility between patients and includes a mobile app to personalize patient care. It integrates with electronic health records systems.

Amy Bilton
Amy Bilton
WERLWind

WERLWind provides a solution to poor yields for smallholder fish farmers. It is an affordable, floating, wind-powered aeration device that improves water quality and increases the pond's overall dissolved oxygen (DO) content. This improves fish survivability and growth while enabling farmers to stock their ponds with a greater amount of fish, thus increasing the income streams.

Carlos Castro-Gonzalez
Carlos Castro-Gonzalez
PointCheck

Chemotherapy lowers neutrophil levels, which inhibits the body's ability to fight infections. These infections can be avoided if low neutrophil levels are detected early. PointCheck is a non-invasive device that aids in early detection thus decreasing instances of infection for chemotherapy patients.

Ker-Jiun Wang
Ker-Jiun Wang
EXGbuds

EXGbuds are compact, non-obtrusive, and ergonomic wearable earbuds that measure signals associated with human physiological gestures and generate useful commands to interact with the smart environment and IOT.

Eden Full Goh
Eden Full Goh
SunSaluter

The SunSaluter decreases the cost and increases the effectiveness of solar panels using a simple tracker technology, which can be made by non-technical users in a couple of hours for less that $50 using locally sourced materials. The SunSaluter also filters water.

Anna John
Anna John
NeoVent

NeoVent provides non-invasive, dual-pressure ventilator and its patent-pending design has only one moving piece. It is easy to use and does not require continuous electricity. It can be manufactured for less than $20 compared to traditional ventilators that cost 100 times more

Gustavo Becker
Gustavo Becker
SER

SER (Resilient Energy Systems) is an autonomous, modular, and portable product designed specifically for isolated areas where the most efficient use of available resources is required. It uses sunlight, salt, and gray water to later transform them into safe drinking water, electrical power, and heat sources for cooking.

Voting has ended.

Meet our USA Judges

Ben Wald
Ben Wald
Entrepreneur & Investor
- Spartan ventures

Founder & CEO of Spartan Sytems. Partner at Spartan Ventures. Former Executive Director of Ashoka Changemakers.

Sonia Garcia
Sonia Garcia
Stanford
- Engineering Design Impact

Biomedical engineer passionate about leveraging human-centered design to impact mental health. Previously worked as a health strategy consultant. Knight-Hennessy Scholar pursuing a master's degree in engineering design.

Jason Prapas
Jason Prapas
Tata Center MIT
- Research Director

Dr. Jason Prapas is the Translational Research Director for the Tata Center for Technology and Design. In this role, he leads the Center’s efforts to shape and position promising projects for large-scale deployment and social impact in developing countries.

Bob Hauck
Bob Hauck
Chief Mechanical Engineer
- GE Healthcare

Bob has served in a variety of roles for GE for over 28 years and has led a global team of over 350 engineers.

Maha Haji
Maha Haji
MIT
- Mechanical Engineer

Experienced engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the mechanical engineering industry. Skilled in machine design, analytical skills, and complex project management. ISHOW 2015 Winner.

Richard Laudenat
Richard Laudenat
President Nominee
- ASME

Member of Board of Governors responsible for overall strategic direction and operations of a global engineering society.

Shivang Dave, Ph.D
Shivang Dave, Ph.D
PlenOptika
- CEO

A bioengineer and nanotechnologist, Shivang has also been passionately involved with global health. He earned his BS and PhD in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley and UW Seattle, respectively. 2017 ISHOW Winner.

Peter Larsen
Peter Larsen
FormLabs
- Engineering Project Specialist

Technology is amoral, it's what we do with it that matters. Generalist currently working on the next generation of desktop SLA 3D printer. Background in Prosthetics, Biology, and Public Health.

Prizes

Money
Up to $50,000 Seed Grant
Expertise
Access to Industry Experts
Equipment
3D Printer
Networks
ISHOW Community Engagement - over 2500 fellow hardware entrepreneurs

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