High Point Innovators
High Point Innovators – Students from High Point High School in Sussex County earned first place at the Technology Student Association National Conference in July of 2009 and are currently applying for a patent for their invention. The students are working on a device that could help millions of patients confined to hospital beds prevent bed sores. The device uses several vibrating sensors placed under a mattress pad to stimulate blood flow to the head, torso and heels. Every time pressure exerted on the sensor reaches a certain level, the sensors send a signal to special motors, which cause the sensors to gently vibrate.