We've got a Problem:
Every year, over a million people die in automotive accidents. Unless action is taken, road traffic injuries are predicted to become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030. YOU have the power to make a difference!
Several years ago I came up with a new mechanism which would reduce the force of a crash. During my sophomore year of high school, I left the public school setting for home school to allow me to finish development of this new technology.
I am working with Professor Tamma, a mechanical engineering professor from the University of Minnesota. In 2011, I met with Raymond Beebe: the Vice President, General Council, and Secretary of Winnebago Industries Inc.
How's This Thing Work?
The force of an impact is determined by your speed and the distance it takes you to stop (think concrete v cushion). This new mechanism works by increasing the distance a person travels during a crash, giving a cushion like effect. Not only can this be used in standard cars, but it can also be implemented into child and infant car seats, which would give levels of impact protection one could only dream of in the past.
The entire process of bringing this into production can get quite expensive. From running supercomputer simulations, to legal fees and travel expenses, we need your help. The whole project, including the indiegogo fee, perk expenses, and taxes is expected to cost at least $75,000. Extra funding will open more developmental opportunities and allow us to continue the advancement of this technology.
How you can help
Spread the word! Raising awareness about this problem is the best thing you can do to help! Share your support for us on facebook, twitter, and to all your friends, even word of mouth! Just tell someone about this!
Our perks incude a wide variety of goodies. The first goodie is priceless, your help towards this project will work towards saving countless lives. For a $5 contribution, you will recieve periodic updates on the status of our project. The perks then continue to postcards (including my great grandma's secret pancake recipe, cant beat these things!), project bumper stickers and t-shirts, and more.
Want to do more?
Here's a flier to print out so you can spread the word! Four fliers per page.