Westfield High School senior Jacob Mills wanted to develop a device to make interaction with computers easier than using a joystick or a mouse.
So, he helped create the Orbiter, which is designed to allow digital objects to be held and manipulated, much like sci-fi holograms in movies. Mills said the Orbiter makes movement easier in CAD, or computer-aided design, CGI, or computer-generated imagery, and makes digital sculpting efficient.
Mills’ and senior Max Amenta’s presentation was voted by Westfield Chamber of Commerce attendees as the winner of the three pitches made at the Shark Tank competition held March 18 at the Bridgewater Club. Mills and Amenta earned $1,000 for their prototype.
Amenta, a DECA member, provided the business acumen and marketing expertise for the duo’s presentation. DECA is a nonprofit student program that prepares high school and…