I love simple ideas with a big impact. Here's one that strives to reduce debilitating injuries in hockey caused by people slamming or being slammed into the boards without warning. Tom Smith invented a simple warning line that paints the last 40 inches of a hockey rink bright orange to give a player warning that a solid object is close.
Having suffered two severe spinal injuries himself, he now walks with crutches but wants to prevent future children from the paralysis and injuries that are all too common in this sport.
His 'Look-Up Line' costs $550 to install in a rink, 1000 times less than his own medical bills for six months.
June 6th, USA Hockey will vote on a measure to require this in all rinks. Let's hope it passes.