Device for the visually impaired wins student Koch Innovation Challenge


Koch Innovation Challenge winners

A device for the visually impaired has won the 2019 Koch Innovation Challenge, an annual competition for Wichita State University students.

The final pitch competition was held Friday, May 10. The winning group was Team Water Level Sensor Buddy, an all-mechanical, magnet-based tool for the visually impaired to help measure fluid levels when filling up water bottles or drinking glasses. 

Team members, all WSU students, are:

  • Cierra O'Neill, engineering sophomore
  • Edie Reese, health professions sophomore
  • Jedidiah Borchard, engineering freshman
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