Honorable Mention: Kilroy: Wireless Marine Conservation Change Agent
Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA)
Edie Widder Ph.D., Eric Thosteson Ph.D., Keith Paglen, Kelly Johnson
Low-cost, real-time, wireless, water monitoring devices; first ecosystem-based water quality and wildlife monitoring system to supply continuous water quality data that can track environmental toxins, including red tides; invasive species, and watershed pollution that threaten public health, fisheries, and other ocean resources.
Project site: www.teamorca.org
Dr. Neal Lesh, Gayo J. Mhila, Brian DeRenzi, Jonathan Jackson, Prabhjot Singh Dhadialla, Dr. Marc Mitchell
Software application that runs on mobile phones to help manage, plan and report for field workers; uses J2ME code that can run on a wide range of Java-enabled phones.
Project site: www.dimagi.com/content/commcare.html
University of California at Berkeley
Dr. Ruzena Bajcsy, Allen Yang, Edmund Seto, Posun Yun
End-to-end solution of non-invasive wearable motion sensors and bio sensors to monitor patient’s activity and information. Wireless vital body sensor network system for patient monitoring for patients with heart disease after they are released from hospital care.
Project site: http://bsn.citris.berkeley.edu/home
Frogtek: mobile tools for micro retailers
David del Ser, Garrett van Ryzin, Margaret Pearson, Ray Fisman
The innovation is a mobile business tool that offers accounting and inventory management to poor shopkeepers in the developing world. Our software, which runs on Android phones, can track all the transactions that take place in a small shop using a touchscreen and a barcode reader. The information gathered is processed to provide business recommendations to the users, who also benefit from educational content that can spruce up their business skills.
Project site: http://frogtek.org
Mobile GHG and Air Quality Monitoring
Clinton Climate Initiative of the Clinton Foundation, in partnership with Vanderbilt University
Scott A. Muller, Xenofon Koutsoukos, Akos Ledeczi
Monitoring system that utilizes available GSM network and vehicle mounted sensors to cover a large area effectively to obtain critical, real time, geospatial information on concentrations of green house gasses and air pollutants in urban environments.
Wireless Grids SEED
Lee W. McKnight, Michelle Kaarst-Brown, Craig Watters, Ed Lipson, Kevin Lair, Ed Bogucsz
Wireless grid software technologies used to manage an innovative urban farm (greenhouse). The project centers around the problem and opportunity of socially managing neighborhood greenhouses, using a variety of new innovations—new biomass heating system; new sensor systems; new materials—all coordinated by new wireless grid application to maximize community benefits.
Project site: www.wirelessgrids.net