Wireless Bug-Sensor

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University of California, Riverside

Team members: Agenor Mafra-Neto, Eamonn Keogh, Michalis Faloutsos

The team at UC Riverside, in collaboration with ISCA Technologies, developed an important tool for farmers worldwide: tiny, inexpensive sensors that can automatically count and classify the insects in the field. This technology then translates the information and sends the farmer a once-a-day text message with instructions on the type of intervention necessary and a map of the isolated locations where action is needed. This method allows farmers a more targeted approach than mass intervention, reducing costs for labor and pesticides.

Winner Badge - Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project

Meet the Winners

  • Eamonn Keogh: Wireless Bug-Sensor team member
  • Agenor Mafra: Wireless Bug-Sensor team member
  • Michalis Faloutsos: Wireless Bug-Sensor team member
  • Shivani Siroya: InSight team member
  • Manu Prakash: OScan team member
  • Dhruv Boddupalli: OScan team member
  • James Clements: OScan team member
Wireless Innovation Project winners’ trophy: colorful basket woven from phone wire
Photo: Bridge for Africa

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