Beecroft’s young inventor could be jetting off to NASA
Anthony Foong, age 11, from Beecroft Public School has been recognised as one of Australia’s top young inventors from more than 3,000 entries in Origin’s littleBIGidea competition.
Anthony was been awarded $1,000 for his idea and headed to Melbourne for a design workshop along with 11 other young inventors. He created a prototype of his idea as part of his pitch to be crowned one of Origin’s littleBIGidea national winners and win a trip to NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in the USA.
Anthony’s award winning A-Watch is designed to save lives for anaphylactic by swiftly self-injecting medication and alerting medical services quickly while someone is in anaphylactic shock. The A-Watch features a medical compartment containing medication with built in capabilities to also monitor a person’s heart rate, location and contact emergency contacts.
Following the workshop hosted by Origin and Engineers Without Borders Australia, all 12 students made a final video pitch for the littleBIGidea judging panel.
National winners – one from each age category – will be announced in late November.
Well done Anthony.