Miller Place High School InvenTeam
Miller Place, NY
Wheelchair Tip Alarm
- The device is equipped with an accelerometer, which senses when the wheelchair tips at a 45-degree angle.
- Currently, the device communicates with a computer, but the InvenTeam is researching development of a Bluetooth component, which would send the GPS location of the wheelchair to an emergency contact via text message.
- The InvenTeam is pursuing a patent for some of the aspects of the device.
- Other applications for the device are rollover detection for cars and capsizing alerts for boats.