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rder (ASD). The team has developed an autodidactic device to assist in the treatment of ASD. Using RFID tags and near field communications, the "Textured Original Invention" (pronounced "toy") can be customized for each patient at a low cost, with an automated feed -back loop, to report back to a medical therapist to maintain progress. Team members are Amira Esseghir, of Princeton, a biology major and chemistry minor enrolled in the accelerated dentistry program; Mariam Selevany, Totowa, a junior majoring in math and biology; junior Kamran Asif, of Old Bridge, a computer science and mathematics major and Livia Kuruvila, of Elmsford NY, a junior, biomedical engineering major.

"Swim Safe," the invention of NJIT sophomores Ellika Salari, of Livingston; John Stefan, of North Brunswick; and Joseph Holzapfel, of Fort Lee, was designed to stop drowning deaths of young children. According to research, say the researchers, 19 percent of all drowning deaths involve children and occur with a lifeguard present. Even successful saves can leave children with brain damage, if they were underwater too long. This team developed a wristband to detect when a swimmer is in trouble and alert the lifeguard via a smart device (tablet or smartphone) with directions on the swimmer's location to speed rescue.


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