One of the leading causes of death amongst the elderly is Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia that results in rapid neurodegeneration (Gornia et al. 2006). Our grand challenge consisted in finding a way to combat such a disease. Our team focused on the relationship between technology/exercise and cognitive capabilities. Participants were assigned a cognitive exam, and the independent variables included the type of test that was administered and how much each participant exercised. The results show that less usage of technology may have a positive impact on the cognitive capabilities of the general population. The results of our study can be applied to mitigate the rate of cognitive decline in people with dementia.
The Grand Challenge that our group has focused on is the single use plastic waste that has increased as a result of the pandemic. Throughout GCI, we have researched various biodegradable materials that have the potential to replace traditional plastic films. We have made it our goal to create a homemade starch-based biodegradable plastic film
Our grand challenge is to have a cost-efficient and versatile haptic feedback product that can be used for a variety of applied purposes. To solve this, we applied cost-efficient and versatile components to a glove with vibrational feedback by utilization of Arduino and vibrational motors. Full Poster: Construction and Application of Recreational Haptic Feedback Follow