Local News


Las Vegas students create anti-vaping device named VapeMate

Posted at 11:11 AM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 15:50:24-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV)  — Vaping or e-cigarettes are battery powered smoking devices that are usually pumped with a liquid containing flavored nicotine.

It’s highly addictive and popular among young kids. This team has a personal connection to the issue and they felt this was the opportunity to create change.

The team entered their idea in a international competition called The Conrad Challenge. Students from all over the world, including the students from Clark High School, traveled to the Kennedy Space Center to present their idea in front of members of NASA.

Their pitch was based on their prototype called VapeMate. The device can track, quantify, substantiate and prevent vaping through an attachment that fits right onto an e-cigarette.

The team won an all expense paid trip to Italy. There they will meet with a foundation who is dedicated to creating a smoke-free environment and present their product in hopes to get funding.