Lisa Daly, a lawyer with autism based in Maryland, has been awarded a $5,000 prize by the Rockville Economic Development Inc. to develop a collapsible partition for use on public transportation or any other crowded enviornment.
She has created a prototype model that she has been using herself and is continuing to work with medical professionals, industrial engineers and her significant other, Anthony Slamin, to build the Sensory Shield for commercial use.
The first model -- designed for airplanes -- will be ready within the year. "Optimistically, six to eight months," Daly told The Huffington Post. The cost has yet to be determimed, but Daly's "goal is to make it affordable."
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Lisa Daly using her prototype Sensory Shield on D.C.'s Metrorail. Photo Credit: Huffington Post