Annual Imagine RIT Festival This Weekend

HENRIETTA, N.Y. -- Innovation and creativity are front and center this weekend for the public to explore out at RIT. The annual Imagine RIT festival is Saturday and includes more than 400 displays and interactive exhibits for you to experience.

There's something for everyone at the festival including quadcopters, a robotic seeing eye dog, new video games and even a s'mores maker. RIT is home to innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs and Imagine RIT is a chance for them to show off their work to the community. This is the eighth year for the festival.

More than 30,000 people are expected to see all the creativity up close at Saturday's event at the Gordon Field House.

"Its using your knowledge to create something useful and helpful to others and trying to make the world a better place really," said Imagine RIT Chairman Barry Culhane.

These engineering students have designed medical devices. A biomedical engineering team made a device to treat jaundice. It's made from everyday materials; a bundt pan, twist ties and LED lights for about $50 to help babies in third world countries.

A motorized pediatric stander allows young kids with disabilities to move independently. A sound recognition system recognizes sounds in the house for the deaf and hard of hearing.

"It can detect any sound that we support for it, so a smoke alarm, knocking on the door, cooking appliances that are running like laundry machines-- anything that has a sound that you want to train it to recognize..so anything you set up on the system," said RIT student Greyson Watkins.

Imagine RIT is Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free and parking is available on campus. A free shuttle is also available to and from MCC.

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