Approximately 6 million people who suffer from multiple sclerosis, spinal injury, polio or other problems walk using a leg brace, the teen notes. Those mechanisms typically are very expensive, don't bend at the knee and require a lot of training to use properly.
"Intel congratulates this year's winners and hopes that their work will inspire other young innovators to apply their curiosity and ingenuity to today's global challenges," said Rosalind Hudnell, Vice President of Human Resources, Director of Corporate Affairs at Intel Corporation, and President of the Intel Foundation. "This international science and engineering exhibition is an excellent example of what can be achieved when students from different backgrounds, perspectives and geographies come together to share ideas and solutions."
The 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair featured more than 1,700 young scientists selected among more than 7 million high school students from 419 affiliate fairs in 77 countries, regions and territories. At the event, these young innovators share ideas, showcase cutting-edge research, and compete for more than US$ 4 million in awards and scholarships.