2/7/12 - MedPal team invited to White House Science Fair
Katrina Guttierrez, Ada Taylor, Greeshma Somashekar and their mentor, Dr. Halpin, were invited to the White House Science Fair. The team won the Conrad competition last year for their MedPal device.
A Mobile Medical Alert Device That Could Save Your Life. Ada Taylor and Katrina Gutierrez, both 17, along with Greeshma Somashekar, 18, all seniors at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, North Carolina, are members of the award winning Unisecurity team which took the 2011 Grand Prize in the Cyber Security category at the Conrad Innovation Summit. The team’s product, MedPAL, is a smartphone app that works in conjunction with a Bluetooth-enabled heart rate monitor to notify contacts in the event of a medical emergency, version 1 of which is currently available for purchase on the Web.