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Model Solution Announces Winners of Model One Awards

Model Solution congratulates the 2017 Model One Awards (MOAs) winners. These eight students from various institutions across the United States have challenged themselves and developed products that enhance quality of life, improve safety, disrupt current technologies and utilize new design concepts. The winners are:

  • Andrew Keel from NC State University – Designed to incapacitate an assailant without taking a life, the Duo-Shock taser is a non-lethal self/home defense alternative that features a built-in camera
  • Ben Stibal from Purdue University – Respire is a customizable respirator with a built-in fan to remove heat and ensure users done re-breath the same air
  • Juliette Laroche from the University of Houston – Innsaei scuba diving mask increases communication capabilities between divers
  • Loren Chen from the University of Notre Dame – The Homegrown indoor composting solution helps gardeners monitor what they put in their compost bin
  • Mike Jacobs from Arizona State University – Zero is a wearable device that aids athletic performance by strengthening an athletes focus on clear and achievable goals
  • Samuel Ach from Metropolitan State University of Denver - Cybex Mono is a next generation functional weight training platform that maximizes versatility and heightens user engagement through the integration of physical and digital experiences.
  • Shannon Chang from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - PRELUDE is a Bluetooth Speaker System that has a 2-way communication feature like a pair of walkie talkies.
  • Shubham Harish from Detroit College for Creative Studies – Echo canine prosthetic leg designed to restore a dog’s natural abilities including balance and mobility.

Model Solution is proud to have assisted these eight students bring their designs to life by working to verify designs for manufacturing and select of colors, materials and finishes. Model Solution also developed mock-ups and high-quality appearance models of the following eight winning designs.

These products are showcased at the 2017 International Design Conference 2017 in Atlanta at the Model Solution booth 24-26.

To learn more about the Model One Award, go to

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