Local high school group shows off new invention that could benefit amputees

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A group of students and a teacher at Logan High School have finished a unique invention thanks to a prestigious grant.

Members of the Logan InvenTeam showcase their prosthetic limb energy management system prototype

Last year the Logan InvenTeam was awarded nearly $10,000 through a Lemelson-MIT grant.

The group has been working on creating a prosthetic limb energy management system.

After much trial and error, the group completed their prototype which charges prosthetic limbs without needing a wall socket, improving an amputees ability to travel without restrictions.

"We worked on a desalination machine the year prior, that was our project before this. But I think this has just been a whole other level of engineering problems and even just hard math too. It's just been a great experience and I'm really happy that I've been able to be a part of this," said Logan Senior and InvenTeam Member Austin Sather.

The InvenTeam will present their prototype at EurekaFest at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in June.

The group is also working on getting a patent and hope to license the invention to a company who can manufacture it.