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2013 SMA | Charlie Weber | CCA | Through talking with the American Red Cross Bay Area chapter Charlie identified several needs: overcoming language barriers, making invisible tools visible for when they’re needed and the generation of light. In his final design for the Smart Radio, his solution is able to translate messages, can live comfortably on the wall in most homes and can be used for both communications and as a flashlight.
Dustatic is an air purifier and dust absorber that removes dust on shelves while simultaneously clearing dust suspended in the air, all in one sweep. Design Team: Hong ik Univ., Won-suk Lee, In-ha Tak, Su-min Yu and In-young Jang
2013 SMA | Feild Craddock | Virginia Tech | “I’ve always been interested in entrepreneurship” he said. “And I’m super inspired by people who take their design ability and turn it into business success. In school, we’ve heard the potato peeler story from OXO a lot. My classmates and I thought this could be like an OXO of home dental care.”