2016: Kevin Dewald

As an engineering student, Kevin Dewald worked to bridge the communication gap between man and machine, developing a wearable, muscle-sensing technology that can interact with other technology — essentially, a wearable universal remote for the technology in your home or office. Dewald reimagined the muscle and biological signals as a moving string, providing the basis for the algorithm used in the first successful prototype.

Applications for the technology include gaming, medical research, prosthetic development and consumer tech. Dewald, a member of Mensa Argentina, now works for Nerve Wearables, a company focused on making this technology accessible to the public.