Kid Innovators One Step Closer

179 submissions, 400,000 public votes casted and 145 country voting participants later, the winner and runner-ups of the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Global Innovation Award presented by the X PRIZE Foundation was announced this week.

The Google Lunar X PRIZE would like to congratulate these youth teams for getting one step closer to patenting their innovative ideas.

Grand PRIZE Winner

The Flying Monkeys, a Girl Scout team from Ames, Iowa
Invention Idea: BOB-1 is a multi-functional, cost-effective prosthetic hand device that would enable users with limb abnormalities to hold, grip, stabilize, or secure items.


The 4th Motor, a youth team from East Troy, Wisconsin
Invention Idea: Non-Invasive Glucose Monitoring system is an innovative way to combine RFID technology, microchips and a really cool looking watch so that kids never have to prick their fingers again.

Blue Gear Ticks, a youth team from Lincoln, Massachusetts
Invention Idea: A unfurling bio-absorbable arterial stent, expands upon demand when children grow. This will help with congenital heart defects.

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