A Superintendent’s Testimonial

State College superintendent Bob O’Donnell has noted the Smart Locker system's positive impact at State College Area High School, where the system was implemented for the 2014-2015 school year. "Noah’s solution has improved everyday life for our 2,300 high school students. Specifically, the tool he developed has allowed us to sync each student’s locker assignment with her/his schedule in a manner that optimizes proximity to the most scheduled classrooms possible. The true evidence of Noah’s suc...
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Smart Lockers in the News

The Centre Daily Times recently published an article about the Smart Locker system and its positive impact in State College, PA. The article also shares the story of the system's designer, Noah Kaplan. Here is a quote from the article:"'It’s kind of complex,' Kaplan said. 'The simple explanation is that when I developed it I made a path algorithm and found the shortest paths for every student going to classes and assigned a locker on the paths, so that they can easily visit their locker.'St...
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When is a Backpack Considered too Heavy?

A review article in the Journal of Clinical Pediatrics states that to avoid back pain, backpack weight should not exceed 10 to 15 percent of the child's weight. The article's states: "Backpacks have an influence on back pain in children and the weight limit should not exceed 10-15% of the child’s body weight." We believe that any school with students carrying such heavy backpacks could particularly benefit from using the Smart Locker system. If you would like to read more, the complete artic...
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Heavy Backpacks Cause Back Pain

In a study done by the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, heavy backpacks and back pain were found to be closely related. The report concluded that: "backpack weight, measured as a percentage of body weight, was effective in predicting back pain." This report was one of the sources that initially made us consider the value of using a smarter locker system to improve locker use and decrease backpack weight. If you would like to read more of the report, it is linked below:   Click here to be...
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