For those of us who were spared by fate and vaccine, Philip Roth's Nemesis charts polio's course and brings to mind the friends and neighbors who suffered the withering and the life-long incarceration of limbs.
Why are we intentionally making things so much harder for those who already have more to deal with because of their disabilities, injuries, and/or limitations? It's just like kicking someone when they are already down!
Some of the teams have already been approached about taking their inventions into commercial development. Others are still in the relatively early design stages. But collectively they show that many of today's engineering students have a social conscience.