Friday, March 11, 2011

GENIUS (Girls Exploring New Ideas Using Science) - Feel Good Fridays

The GENIUS (Girls Exploring New Ideas Using Science) robotics team from
the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta has successfully installed a backup
camera on the wheelchair of their 10 year old friend, Quinn, with the
help of engineers from Georgia Tech's Center for Assistive Technology
and Environmental Access (CATEA).
The camera system is designed to solve
the problem of limited visibility behind wheelchairs.

The team came up with this idea as part of their research project for this year's FIRST LEGO League Body Forward challenge.

Check out this video showing the installation process and the backup camera being used on Quinn's wheelchair. One of things I liked most about this video was that all of the girls there did some part of the assembly and installation. Also, Quinn is an excellent driver and the camera will promote greater independence for her. Finally, I really like their shirts :)

Tell us what you think about this! Feel free to leave a comment below.

Enjoy and Happy Friday!


  1. thanks -- great post. nice way to end the week.

  2. Thanks for the feedback. Keep it coming! This will be a weekly post so check back.
    Have a great week.

  3. Thank you for posting about our teams' project. Our team was on the news this week. You can watch the story at this link.

    We are going to install a 2nd camera system, this time on the wheelchair of a fellow Girl Scout.