Invented in 1951 by Andrei Sakharov, then improved later on because of Nikola Tesla’s invention of the magnetic coil; the very first Electromagnetic pulse generator that was similar to modern-day devices was invented around the 1980s-1990s. The Electromagnetic pulse fixes the cell’s ability to function correctly by restoring positive and negative charges in a cell. This helps reduce swelling and inflammation in the body, greatly reducing pain. With my design, this would be placed on your back secured by a Velcro strap, and the cells affected would be carried throughout your bloodstream to parts of the body that may be in pain.

This would not only relieve pain in one spot, but help your entire body as well, and it would be less noticeable for people who don’t want to be seen with a big machine on their body. With this technology, people could be so much more productive and people who were hurting can do things that they might’ve never been able to do before.

What inspired you (or your team)?

A few years ago, my best friend was diagnosed with arthritis, and it hurt me so much to see her in so much pain. Sometimes she can’t go to school because her arthritis is that bad; even on Halloween she had to stop trick or treating because the arthritis was really hurting her. So, I decided that sitting around and doing nothing wouldn’t help, so I started coming up with ideas. I found out about EMP and thought it was the coolest thing ever, and did more and more research, and then came up with this idea.