Finalists – 2010

These finalists who were invited to present in the final round of the Wireless Innovation Project™ were selected from nearly 100 applicants.

Wireless patch sensor

Honorable Mention: Wireless patch sensor for protecting infrastructure systems

University of Maryland, College Park

Team Members: Mehdi Kalantari, Arash Takshi, Ali Shirazi, Jim Chung

Protects major infrastructure against aging and structural malfunction using a wireless patch-like device called Active RF Test (ART) sensor (patent pending).

Tongue touch universal controller system for handicapped patients

Wireless tongue touch universal controller system for handicapped patients

University of California at Berkeley

Team members: Thomas F. Budinger, PhD, MD; Qiyu Peng, PhD

An intra-oral wireless communication system for handicapped patients consists of a wireless device that fits on the upper palate and allows signaling by the tongue for the patients to control computer, phone and the environment.

CASA tracking system

CASA Emergency Management Information System

University of Massachusetts, Amherst


For the first time, cell phone users will control the information a sensor network is collecting and delivering. CASA EMIS will let emergency managers respond more accurately to improve public safety.

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DIORAMA disaster management tracking

DIORAMA: Dynamic Information Collection and Resource Tracking Architecture for Disaster Management

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Team Members: Aura Ganz, Gregg Lord

DIORAMA system provides a real-time scalable decision support framework built on rapid information collection and accurate resource tracking. DIORAMA improves identification and management of response assets in mass casualty incidents.

eMocha health application

eMOCHA: Mobile Open-source Comprehensive Health Application

Johns Hopkins University

Team Members: Dr. Robert Bollinger, Dr. Larry Chang, Dr. Stella Alamo-Talisuna, Jane McKenzie-White, Miquel Sitjar, Solomon Lubwama

Smartphone clinical training and support application designed to empower community health workers in resource-limited communities. A pilot study in Uganda is proposed.

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