Williamston High School InvenTeam

Unlocking device to help children with neurodevelopmental disablities in schools
Computing and Telecommunications

Williamston, Michigan

The Williamston High School InvenTeam created a device to help students with autism or neurodevelopmental disabilities to open their lockers. This portable device will not alter the locker, unlike existing locker-assisting devices. It contains a 12V rechargeable battery, along with a stepper motor and a control board that assist with the precise turning of the locker dial. The device also contains an accelerometer that allows the student to attach it in any position, and uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to recognize the starting position before the combination sequence begins.

Patent Awarded!

Williamston High School InvenTeam was awarded patent US 9803390 B1