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West Salem High School
Salem, Ore.
Pressure sensitive grip for writing utensils


We will invent a pressure sensitive mechanical pencil to be used by elementary students to learn to write while under parent, teacher, or therapist supervision.  It will help teach the students not to press or squeeze too hard while writing to prevent poor writing habits that can cause muscle injury.  It will be used as a personal device in schools, at home, or anywhere the student could be writing.  The estimated cost to produce one unit is $10.