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Inventing by trial, error, and teamwork

High school students from Alexandria, Va., tested an invention designed to use the brain to help move a wheelchair at the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Odyssey. Paul Cammer was seated.
High school students from Alexandria, Va., tested an invention designed to use the brain to help move a wheelchair at the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Odyssey. Paul Cammer was seated. (Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan) Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan
By Naila F. Moreira
Globe Correspondent / June 16, 2006

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A wheelchair that pivots by the power of thought. A sensor that records when a person falls down. A snow detector that tells plows where they're needed. Designed and built by high school students, these inventions and more lined the floor at the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Odyssey yesterday morning. (Full article: 534 words)

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