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Gadget Freak of the Year: the Winner Is ...

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Elizabeth M
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Congratulations to a well-deserved competitor
Elizabeth M   12/16/2013 6:23:05 AM
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Congratulations, Andrew! This gadget is quite inspiring, clever and best of all, is helping someone in need. Devices that improve the lives of people who have been affected by a medical condition are in my opinion some of the best invented. My mother suffered a stroke two and a half years before she passed away and I know how difficult it was for my father to care for her. Thank you for creating something to help people in a similar situation. But also a congratulations to all the competitors.

78RPM
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Congratulations from a fellow Gadget Freak
78RPM   12/16/2013 1:08:54 PM
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Congratulations, Andrew, from a fellow competitor. Well deserved.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Congratulations to a well-deserved competitor
Rob Spiegel   12/16/2013 2:51:31 PM
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And don't forget, you can see Andrew's gadget (and another gadget surprise) at the Pacific Design and Manufacturing Show on February 11 -- 13 in Anaheim.

Charles Murray
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Re: Congratulations to a well-deserved competitor
Charles Murray   12/16/2013 8:15:37 PM
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Congrats, Andrew! We'll be looking for your gadget at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Show.

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Congrats Andrew
Mydesign   12/17/2013 1:03:05 AM
"A Gadget's Call for Assistance. He told Design News he created the gadget to help a specific person. "I designed this gadget because a woman had been referred to me whose husband had been paralyzed by a stroke. He was unable to call for help in an easily audible manner," Morris said. "This made it difficult for his live-in caregiver to get a good night's sleep. She had to sleep with 'one ear open.' This device solved her problem."

Andrew, congrats. Hope this will device will get productized and commercialize, so that many people's can use it at various instances, especially for medical aid.

Elizabeth M
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Re: Congrats Andrew
Elizabeth M   12/17/2013 5:14:08 AM
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Indeed, as you say, Mydesign, this has great potential for commercial application. As I recall now, I think my mom had some kind of call button for my dad so she could tell him when she needed help. But she was pretty conscious and able to do that. A patient who is more critical couldn't. Again, kudos to this designer!

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j-allen   12/17/2013 9:53:15 AM
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Further kudos to Andrew for turning his talent away from warfare, and dedicating his skill to helping people in need.  His invention, ironically, may even help those maimed in war. 

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   12/17/2013 1:15:08 PM
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Great point, J-allen. who knows where this gadget may end up. I hope Andrew gets plenty of exposure with this gadgdet.

Habib Tariq
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Habib Tariq   12/17/2013 7:25:55 PM
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Congratulations Andrew. A very great gadget you have produced out there. I especially liked the part on how you could detect the gaps and modify it accordingly to the user's voice. I hope someone can invest further on this gadget and produce it on large scale.   

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   12/18/2013 7:20:30 AM
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Good point, MyDesign. The pure usefulness of this design is what brought it to the winner's circle.

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