Class Inspires UMKC Student to Market New Product
Jorge Colman, a junior Electrical and Computer Engineering student in the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering, has developed a device that allows iPhone and iPad users to wirelessly watch and manipulate applications on their TV, monitor or projector.
The invention would allow people to play games, video chat, surf the web, watch movies, browse pictures, display PowerPoint presentations and manipulate anything that exists on their iPhone or iPad. With a patent pending and a rough prototype, Colman is accepting pre-orders and working with the Bloch School's Entrepreneurship Scholars program to develop the final product.
The idea grew out of a project that Colman completed in Assistant Teaching Professor Katherine Bloemker's Mechanical Engineering 130 -- Introduction to Engineering Graphics course in the spring of 2011. Using SolidWorks and AutoCAD, the course covers 2D and 3D design. No previous 2D or 3D CAD experience is necessary to take the course.