Winners – 2011

Man in India self-administering an eye exam using a NETRA wireless device


NETRA is an inexpensive mobile visual testing tool, which is a clip-on eyepiece for mobile phones that can instantly screen for eye conditions and transmit data to an optometrist, allowing for early treatment of common refractive eye disorders and cataracts. more

SMART Diaphragm is a wireless early-detection device to reduce the global incidence of preterm birth

SMART Diaphragm

SMART Diaphragm is a wireless monitoring and early-warning system for high-risk pregnancies that can be cheaply and easily administered by a patient. more

Cool Comply is a cooling and monitoring system to house and monitor adherence of medication in locations where refrigeration is not available.


CoolComply is a solar-powered wireless detection system that monitors the doses and the temperature of the medication, relaying readings via wireless to the local healthcare workers to track treatment and intervene when necessary. more

Winner Badge - Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project

Meet the Winners

  • Ramesh Raskar: NETRA team member
  • Vitor Pamplona: NETRA team member
  • David Schafran: NETRA team member
  • Larry Rand: Smart Diaphragm team member
  • Mozziyar Etemadi: Smart Diaphragm team member
  • Kristian Olson: Cool Comply team member
  • José Gómez-Márquez: Cool Comply team member
Wireless Innovation Project winners’ trophy: colorful basket woven from phone wire
Photo: Bridge for Africa

From Wired to Wireless

The story behind the Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project winners’ trophy


Wireless Innovation Project and the 2011 winning projects