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Breakthrough Innovation Challenge

Coaches, judges and participants pose for a group photo at the 2014 Breakthrough Innovation Challenge Final Event. 



Congratulations to the following teams for surviving the Breakthrough Innovation Challenge and getting the judges’ nod of approval for their unique ideas! Challengers who captured two or more "go" votes from the judges took home $250 in an "X Factor" style showdown. The Challenge was organized in partnership with the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Engineering and the William S. Richardson School of Law.

IlluminesceSense (Judges' Choice Winner)
A stage and dance floor lighting system that combines artistic expression and engineering to achieve new standards in interactive design. 
Team Members: Kyoko Fujimoto, Noel Kawano and Trent Robertson

A non-intrusive, health monitoring t-shirt for elderly and athletes that continuously detects vital signs and feeds the data to a mobile device. 
Team Members: Eugene M. C. Lee, M.D., and Sam Van Wesenbeeck

A software-based energy load explorer which monitors home energy usage and incentivizes homeowners to reduce energy and replace old appliances to new energy efficient appliances.
Team Members: Nick Fisher, Kenny Luong and Andy Pham

Smart Shoes 
A shoe that uses kinetic energy from each step to power mobile phones and electronic devices. 
Team Members: Christopher Brough, Alexander Lee and William Lewis