AssistENT wins Silver at 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition!

Congratulations to Talia Kirschbaum and her team at AssistENT for winning silver at 2017 CIC!

Winners were selected based on degree of originality and inventiveness of the work presented, level of completeness or development of the invention, potential impact or benefit of the invention to society, and level of student initiative.

“It was an incredible experience to get to meet talented collegiate inventors and receive advice and support from the National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees. To be recognized in this prestigious national competition really validated all of our work. We are excited to continue the project and hopefully bring the product to market.” – Talia

Project overview:

One in eight people experiences difficulty breathing through the nose. This can hinder sleep and impact aerobic endurance during exercise or daily activities. AssistENT has created a flexible yet stable device that is worn completely within the nose and aids breathing by expanding nasal passages safely, comfortably, and discreetly. This invention is intended as an alternative to current treatments, such as external adhesive strips or invasive surgery.