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The Self-Contained Air Toilet (SCAT) is an inflatable cup-like toilet connected to a vacuum to remove waste and put them into pods.
Your Story
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Oh SCAT Poem for Hero X.docx
What is your innovation?
The Self-Contained Air Toilet (SCAT) is a personal self-contained toilet that slips on like a pair of underwear or shorts and inflated when needed and collapsed when not in use. There are four essential parts to this design: 1. the inflatable SCAT cups, 2. the Pee Poop Pods (P3), 3.the shorts or undergarment, with pockets, that secure the P3s and 4.the proper flow controllers that ensure accurate inflation and waste disposal direction. Consisting of two basic units, the crotch less shorts and the SCAT device, users can simply put on the shorts, insert the device and snap the appropriate connections to the proper ports. The waste flows through the air-vacuumed tubes, through the waste controllers and into the proper Pods for storage.
What is your innovation -- supporting information (optional)
SCAT full pic 1.pdf
Fill in the following one-sentence “mad lib”: A inspired my innovation of B; B is important because of C and has made D impact.
My mother-in-law inspired my innovation of the Self-contained air toilet; SCAT is important because of it's intended purpose to remove waste away from the body and impacts the users health and safety.
What was the motivation behind your innovation?
To demonstrate to my son that with critical thinking, and a driven purpose, anything is possible.
How does your story bring the "Wow Factor"?
The SCAT has the potential to allow astronauts in space the opportunity to have longer flights in case of emergencies, continue working without unnecessary delays due to natural causes and provide comfort and dignity when dealing with this necessary human function.
Anything else you want to share?
The SCAT can also be used for: bedridden individuals who are unable to move, coma patients, long surgeries, military personnel, and even truck drivers on long hauls.
The Incentive Challenge
Name of the incentive challenge related to your story.
Space Poop Challenge
URL to the incentive challenge (if available)
Fill in the following one-sentence “mad lib”: The A challenge sought submissions to B. I accomplished this goal through C.
The Space Poop Challenge sought submissions to create a device to help astronauts remove poop, pee and menstrual fluids. I accomplished this goal by developing a device that inflates, removes the waste, deflates and safely secures the waste.
If you convinced someone at a cocktail party they should enter an incentive challenge, what would you say?
Have you ever been part of a team that solves world-wide problems and gives you cash if your idea is the best? Do you want to be a Hero? Me too!

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