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Meet Aisling McEleney

Aisling McEleney is an undergraduate student from southern New Hampshire pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She has joined Nonspec as an intern fulfilling a co-op scholarship awarded to her through the university. In her free time, she enjoys working with an on-campus group to design 3D printed assistive devices for children with limb differences, knitting, adventuring with friends, and playing music. She is excited to be involved with a company making a positive impact in the world through engineering, and she is looking forward to working with and learning from the Nonspec team.

We are excited to have her on board for the summer!

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MassChallenge Boston Startup 2017!

Last April, Nonspec applied to MassChallenge – the world’s largest startup accelerator with a focus on the facilitation of high-impact, world-changing ideas. We are proud to announce that we Nonspec has been accepted into MassChallenge Boston 2017!

Through December, we will be working with other great teams in the collaborative space and fabrication lab, attending networking events, and continuously improving our company. We look forward to working with the other start ups and hope to be able to help where we can. Check out the other awesome startups here: http://boston.masschallenge.org/press-release/masschallenge-boston-announces-2017-cohort

Top 3 in the USPTO CIC!

In November, Nonspec was invited to the Unites States Patent and Trademark office in Alexandria, Virginia to compete in the 2016 Collegiate Inventors Competition.  Teams from around the country submitted their research and designs and 6 graduate teams and 5 undergraduate teams were chosen to present to the judges, inductees the Inventor’s Hall of Fame.

It was amazing to see the great projects that are being developed at other universities and for the chance to talk with like-minded scientists who are seeking to change the world.  We were all able to explore the USPTO National Inventor’s Hall of Fame Museum and present in the USPTO building to staff and the public before the award ceremony!  We were honored to receive silver metals during the ceremony and are thankful for the support we received from the community.

We look forward to working with Camp Invention, a wonderful effort to inspire STEM for all ages around the country.

Welcome Nilay Desai!

We are pleased to introduce Mr. Nilay Desai of Thane India as part of the Nonspec team. We met Nilay back in the summer of 2014 when he had just founded Campus Cloud, which helped people organize events by topic on university campuses. We immediately noticed is passion and excitement for innovation and his charisma he brought to every conversation. We are pleased to have him as our regional director for our work in India. He has his BS in computer science from BVB College of Engineering and Technology and is skilled at communicating and managing multidisciplinary teams. Nilay will be directing the India team, maintaining and making new connections with valued clinics and distributors, as well as assisting in vetting a manufacturer for our device. We look forward to working with him through the newest challenge Nonspec faces as we scale our product!

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The Mahaveer Limb Centre

We are excited to be working with the All India Jain Youth Federation’s Mahaveer Limb Centre in Hubli, India. The staff is so passionate about their patients and we are grateful for them being patient with us through language barriers and learning curves. We look forward to sending them more devices for patients to test and thank their staff member, Shakuntala, for testing our limb so thoroughly. As you can see below, she carried a few gallons of water around on her head to prove it holds up to all the daily tasks she and her friends carry out everyday.

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Meet Mr. Sagar Honakeri

Meet Mr. Sagar S. Honakeri, from the city of victory, Vijayapura of Karnataka. He is pursuing Industrial and Production Engineering at B.V.Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology Hubli, India (expected graduation in 2016). He is an active member of SPEED (Student Platform For Engineering Education Development) and worked as an international volunteer for 11th GSF (Global Student Forum). He has worked on drones for industrial automation and is currently working on redesigning a factory floor layout for N.G.E.F Hubli Ltd. He is a fun loving guy who loves to meet new people and enjoys free time with friends and making memories. He is excited to work with Nonspec and shares the passion they have to help the needy. He looks forward to continuing to work with Nonspec after graduation as well as pursuing higher studies in the US. He dreams of becoming an entrepreneur and work for the betterment of people, without boundaries.

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Back at the SDM clinic

Our team witnessed 2 patients being fit with our below knee device at the SDM Artificial Limb Clinic in Karnataka, India! The devices were assembled and fit within two hours and the patients were excited to help contribute their feedback and experiences with the devices at home. Already, they were thrilled with the devices flexibility and lightweight properties.

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Meet Miss Kalyani Kadkol

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Meet Miss Kalyani Kadkol, a recent graduate from instrumentation technology from B.V.B. College of Engineering and Technology. Her family has a long history of being in business, but she quickly fell in love with science when she was able to use electronics in school and decided to pursue it for a future career. She finds embedded systems fascinating because they are interactive and adaptable for many uses. In general, anything that has some role of electronics interests her. As a budding engineer, she understands that diversity in the competitive world in crucial and was honored for the opportunity to engage in the Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship course where she was able to begin engagement with Nonspec. She loves working on new innovations and technologies and has plans to pursue her masters in the future. She is an outgoing person, loves playing all kinds of sports, and is a music addict. She hopes that by her hard work she can make a positive impact on society, while growing herself technically, professionally, and socially.

Meet Miss Chaitanya Habib

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Chaitanya Habib is a biotech enthusiast pursuing biotechnology engineering in BVB College of Engineering and Technology Hubli, India (expected graduation in 2016). She is really interested in combining engineering aspects with life science and studying bioprocesses. She is currently working on her final year project on design and building of a flash distillation column. Her aim is to pursue her masters in biotechnology abroad and then become an entrepreneur herself and bring about a positive change in society. In her free time, she does sketching and painting. She is excited to work with Nonspec as it continues to grow and we look forward to her work on skin material to be used on our prosthetics.