In the field reviewing the use of CoolComply


Massachusetts General Hospital, Innovations in International Health at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Global Health Committee

Team members: José Gómez-Márquez, Kristian Olson, Aya Caldwell, Anna Young

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. CoolComply provides patients undergoing treatment for Multiple Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and their caregivers with the proper monitoring to ensure they are meeting the standards for their treatment. The number of MDR-TB cases is growing and, while curable, the treatment is extensive—18 to 24 months—and complex, involving temperature and time sensitive doses of medicine.

Winner Badge - Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project

Meet the Winners

  • Ramesh Raskar: NETRA team member
  • David Schafran: NETRA team member
  • Larry Rand: Smart Diaphragm team member
  • Mozziyar Etemadi: Smart Diaphragm team member
  • Aya Caldwell: Cool Comply team member
  • Anna Young: Cool Comply team member
  • Kristian Olson: 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