Artificial Mouth

Purpose is to help identify fake foods like fake cabbage or fake milk especially in economies that have less controls on food quality.

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Date You Started Your Project Started

9/5/2019

Project Stage: Select the description below that best applies to your approach.

  • Idea (hoping to get started in the future)

3. Personal Journey: What’s the story behind why you decided to start this project?

I wanted to start this project because I have read many news articles about many people dying each year due to fake foods. They can't tell the difference and they get diseases from the fake foods. I wanted to find a solution to this problem and so I thought of this device.

4. Selfie Elevator Pitch: Include 1-minute video that answers the following “I am stepping up to make change because...”

I am stepping up to make a change because I have read about many innocent customers who eat fake foods and die due to diseases especially in developing countries among st poor economies. I want to make a device that can inform people beforehand on what compound of food it is and if its fake or real.

5. Example: Please walk us through a specific example of what happens when a person or group gets involved with your project.

If a person uses my device it will use the artificial taste buds to determine whats in the food and then it will print out a list of ingredients and authenticate if the food is fake or real. The person can read these to determine if they are safe or not and also will show comparison the real food based on an existing database.

6. The X Factor: What is different about your project compared to other programs or solutions already out there?

To the best of my knowledge I am not aware of a similar device that can detec fake foods and inform consumers of the risk of consumption.

7. Impact: How has your project made a difference so far?

I have not really had an impact so far but I plan to try and present my idea to a few select researchers/scientists.

8. What’s Next: What are your ideas for taking your project to the next level?

Based on funding, I plan to design and build a working prototype.

9. Which of the following types of expertise would be most useful for you?

  • Research

10. Finances: If applicable, have you mobilized any of the following resources so far?

  • Family support
  • Mentors/advisors

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I heard the challenge from my Mom who is an employee at T-Mobile.

Evaluation results

3 evaluations so far

1. Overall evaluation

5 - This idea rocked my world. It’s awesome! - 0%

4 - This idea seems really exciting. With a little more polishing, it’d be among my favorites. - 0%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 100%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - It didn’t make my heart beat faster. - 0%

2. Changemaker Quality

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 33.3%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 33.3%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 33.3%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

3. Creativity

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 33.3%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 33.3%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 33.3%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

No Answer - 0%

4. Commitment

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 0%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 100%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 100%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

No Answer - 0%

5. Connection

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 33.3%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 33.3%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 33.3%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

No Answer or No Connection - 0%

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This is a very interesting idea. How do you see people using it in their daily life? Do you have any plans that could make such a device accesible to people?

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