The Minnesota AgrAbility Team met at the 53rd Annual MN Inventors’ Congress on June 11, 2010 in Redwood Falls, MN as judges for the inventions. The invention judges asked two questions: 1) Does the product help solve a problem or overcome a barrier for people with a disability and/or chronic health condition; and 2) Does the product help people cope more effectively with barriers related to the normal process of aging? There were many inventions to examine, and the team had to make some tough decisions. Three awards were handed out at the evening banquet. First prize went Tim Swenson for his “Action Track Chair”; second prize to David Braaten for “The Helper”; and third prize went to Pat Swaggert for “The Wide Receiver”. The MN AgrAbility Project likes this opportunity to recognize specific inventions that will enhance the lives of those with disabilities.
Submitted by: Al Rasmussen