Finalists – 2012

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


aMCHI seeks to provide community health organizations in India with a very easy-to-use mHealth technology, GuideVue, enabling them to create and deploy healthcare apps matched to their cultural, language, literacy, and health needs. Those they train will then train others, creating a network effect to rapidly disseminate customized mHealth across India.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


MobileAGENT seeks to give every individual the capability of using their smart phone to sense the water contaminations around them, and to report the environmental sensing information with human observation to social media in order to establish a near-real-time online public water sensing map. They will develop affordable handheld wireless water quality sensors that can be attached to a smart phone with a specially developed phone App that can communicate with both the sensors and Cloud services, thereby encouraging citizen participation, relieving the burden placed on government institutions and enriching public information on water safety and environmental health.


University of Washington


FoneAstra integrates a temperature sensor probe with a commodity mobile phone to ensure safe pasteurization of donor breast milk at human milk banks. It is a low-cost accessory for mobile phones (cellular based device) that provides continuous temperature monitoring and real-time feedback to users during pasteurization, and archives temperature-time data at a server for remote review and audit. This system will be implemented at human milk banks in South Africa that provide breast milk for vulnerable infants with special needs.


Medic Mobile


Medic Mobile’s mission is to improve the health of the underserved and disconnected. Using familiar SIM card applications that work on all types of phones, Medic Mobile will build vital tools for patients and community-level providers. These applications will provide such services as appointment management, test result delivery, location data, and checklists and care protocols for health workers to follow.

Smartphone Blood Analysis

Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland
Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute
UC Berkeley Engineering Department

This project will provide a compact and unique cell-phone based device that will capture and compare blood samples for speedy analysis and diagnosis. The device will be able to analyze patient blood samples and identify blood-borne disease in both laboratory and in the field. In addition to addressing prognosis and follow-up treatment the project will provide a low cost-high impact solution in areas with underdeveloped medical infrastructure support.