Students Built the World's Smallest Electric Wheelchairs

Three-year-old Tanner Jensen and his 20-month-old brother Skyler were both born with a rare genetic condition known as Spinal Muscular Atrophy which means they can’t walk, crawl, control their heads, or even lift their arms. But life for the young brothers will soon be improving thanks to students at Brigham Young… »4/07/15 9:40am4/07/15 9:40am


This Student-Designed Ventilator Is 80 Times Cheaper Than the Norm

Babies born premature or sick are often completely reliant on a ventilator to stay alive. In many parts of the world that's a $40,000 machine that runs completely autonomously, but in developing nations it's often the child's parents—continuously squeezing a hand pump. It's a depressing image that inspired students at »4/22/14 4:00pm4/22/14 4:00pm

This App Guarantees You've Always Got a Deck Of Cards On Hand

When a deck is available, it's probably the easiest way to start up a quick game of cards with a group of friends. But while many of us have a smartphone on hand 24/7, few of us have a deck of cards in our pockets as well. Which is why this app that creates a virtual deck and a virtual card table on an iPad is so… »3/13/14 6:54pm3/13/14 6:54pm

Sensors Show Figure Skaters Absorb 8x Their Own Body Weight After Jumps

The endless impossibly early mornings heading to the rink for practice aren't the only things taking a toll on figure skaters. Researchers at Brigham Young University recently designed and built an unobtrusive skate sensor that can measure the impact when a figure skater lands a jump—and it turns out they're absorbing… »2/20/14 10:20am2/20/14 10:20am

Prescription Painkiller Dispenser Curbs Abuse By Only Releasing Meds on Schedule

The sense of euphoria and release that comes from taking prescription painkillers can often lead to users getting addicted, and possibly even overdose if things get out of hand. So to prevent this from happening, students at Brigham Young University have developed an advanced pill dispenser that only releases meds on… »4/16/13 1:40pm4/16/13 1:40pm