PennDesign News

Posted April 15, 2016

2016 iDesign Finalist Spotlight: Lilu

The annual iDesign competition, open to teams led by any Penn student, promotes the design of physical objects that solve a real-world problem by offering both financial support and mentorship to realize the winning concept. This year’s five short-listed proposals present life-changing solutions for millions of Americans of all ages and women in developing countries. Narrowed from a field of 31, teams will complete for $50,000 to bring an innovative product to market. The event takes place Monday, April 25, 6:30pm at Meyerson Hall, Upper Gallery, 210 South 34th Street, Philadelphia. The pitch session will culminate in an awards ceremony and public reception; admission is free.

Project: Lilu

Team: Clementine Gilbert, Sujay Suresh, Adriana Vazquez, Allie Looney

Lilu is a dual-purpose nursing and pumping bra that automates breast compression and increases the efficiency, output and comfort of using a breast pump for working mothers and mothers with concerns about their breast milk supply. Lilu lets mothers focus on being productive, being with their baby, or just relaxing.