Invention Convention Success Stories

Lucca Riccio – The top honors at the 2016 National Invention Convention and Entrepreurship Expo went to Lucca Riccio, an 8th grader who invented the Message Mask (now called Tube Talker™, a Bluetooth-enabled microphone adapter which connects in-line to the tube of a full face oxygen mask ― paired with an Amazon Echo-type speaker for voice amplification, two-way communication, and apps access. It not only allows patients under an oxygen mask to communicate with their loved ones and medical staff, but also they can talk to the artificial intelligence unit to do everything from playing an audiobook to calling anyone in the world.  Lucca has filed his patents and is working through prototyping towards commercialization at this time. Read more here.