In first place came Miracle Sole by Mitch Gillespie. Gillespie, a physics student, came into the hackathon with no hardware experience at all. Overcoming the barrier of knowledge, he created Miracle Sole, a runner's shoe sole that can sense pressure from the foot when worn. His goal is to help runners improve their form by sensing which part of the foot hits the ground first. Gillespie walked away with $2000 for placing first, proving everyone can be successful in a hackathon.
In second place was Glow, created by Madison Kalson, Lindsay Pizzurro, and Dara Sander- three non-computer science majors. Glow is a shirt to make the road a safer place for both bicyclists and drivers at night. The shirt includes a LED light design sewn into the back of the shirt with laser cut reflective bicycles on each sleeve. The Glow team expressed interest in continuing their product line, including a runner's version with a shoe. Glow accepted $1000 for placing second.
Jake Johnson took third place with his innovative Impluvium Jacket. Johnson, an architecture major, combined his interests in architecture, 3D printing, and fashion to create this modern self-ventiliating jacket. Certain areas of this garment would be 3D printed in a metal which would be able to feel the wearer's body heat and open, allowing air to flow in. Johnson received $500 for third place.