Tulane University, $5,000

Pressure ulcers cost the US healthcare system $11 billion annually. Current prevention methods are ineffective. Sensifoam, created by Nisoltus Medical LLC, is a smart adhesive patch that monitors pressure at the interface of the pressure-point and the skin. This offers the chance for a new standard of care in which caretakers can be cognizant of patient wellbeing and monitor risk in real time.