Inventing New Products/Inventions/Walking Sticks


My name is Aishani McGrath and my name is Iris Aitken. This year we are working together for science fair and have decided to create a walking that changes lengths for the elderly, and all you have to do to change the lengths is press a button. We just wanted to ask you a question to help us with our research.
" What type of walking stick would you find more efficient? One with a telescopic twist mechanism or your average walking stick?If so why?"
Thank you, we look forward to your response


I can't answer that because I don't use a walking stick. What you need to do is called "primary research", meaning you need to interview people that actually USE a walking stick everyday and ask them. That way, you get the best possible information from your future customers. Their opinion is based on actual experience and matters much more than the opinion of people who Are only guessing at the usefulness of certain features because they don't use a walking stick. Make sense?

Good luck and happy inventing!!

Marty McCrea  

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Commercialization of an idea is truly an art form and I'm really good at letting people borrow my paintbrush. Although, it's important to note that you are your own artist, I can't paint what you see in your mind, only you can do that. But I can help. I can answer questions about honing your idea and helping it to become more real in your mind, your research, and within your speaking. I can answer questions about market research, validation, and where to go to make your first contact. My expertise is in answering the large questions that you have into more manageable pieces. I can also assist you in finding the source of the data that you can use to prove and pitch your idea if that's the path that you're on.


In my opinion, the current way to invent is inherently flawed. Regular people like us normally get “eaten up” by the proverbial sharks in the water. (corporations, invention submission companies, lawyers, etc)

We can not stand for this any longer; you feel this too, yes?


I have helped people think and re-think their ideas for years. Nobel Prize Winner Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi once said that "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what no one has thought." I agree with this truth with all of my heart. Now let's talk about your question, your passion, and how I can help your idea gain momentum if it is ready. If your idea is not ready for the market yet, I'll help you determine how you can get ready.

Bachelors of Arts in Organizational Communication from the University of Northern Iowa Masters of Science in Technology Commercialization from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin

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