Girls of Steel InvenTeam

Fitness Device for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Consumer Devices

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


The Girls of Steel InvenTeam is inventing the BuzzBandSM, a wearable fitness device designed to meet the needs of youth with autism who are facing sensory, physical, and emotional challenges associated with exercise. The BuzzBand applies external sensory stimuli through tandem vibrations and rhythmic beeps, assisting users in maintaining motivation, focus, and consistency.  Developed as an adjustable armband, the BuzzBand is portable, lightweight, comfortable, and weather-resistant, allowing it to function in any setting (e.g. physical fitness classes, schools, gyms, outdoors, or homes). Ultimately, our device expands accessibility to fitness, leading to more independent and confident lifestyles.

Infographic featuring the state outlines of the eight teams. The teams, their towns and inventions are listed above their state graphic. On the right, "8 teams of high school students from across the US, using an online platform to stay connected to their community and MIT, each awarded a $10k grant for inventing solutions to real-world problems."
Infographic of the 2021-2022 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams