Congratulations to Maya DiMauro, a 5th grader at Bear Path and a National Invention Convention award winner for her innovative and beneficial product, survIVe!
Maya took home three awards, the Cantor Colburn Patent Application Award, the Global Impact Award for Market Potential, and 3rd place in her grade category for survIVe. "My invention makes the experience of receiving IV treatments more comfortable and less scary for pediatric patients," she says. "It is a soft pillow sized to a patient's arm using three adjustable straps. It houses a traditional armboard located in a pocket under the pillow and includes a detachable stuffed animal for distraction and comfort."
Kudos also go to Hamden teachers Lisa Kingston and Shelby Irwin for their role in bringing the Invention Convention to our students!