A team of five biomedical engineering undergraduates at John Hopkins University (JHU) plan to manufacture and sell a device that they say would achieve the same effect as nasal reconstructive surgery for sufferers of chronic nasal obstruction – a condition that affects tens of millions of Americans.

Dubbed Team AssistENT, the five students – including Melissa Austin, Eric Cao, Talia Kirschbaum, Theodore Lee and Harrison Nguyenhe – have won the $10,000  “Use it!” Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for 2018.