MoboSens – Mobile Water Sensor

>MoboSens – Mobile Water Sensor
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Team members: Logan Liu, Tristan Wietsma, Manas Ranjan Gartia

MoboSens is a smartphone-based water sensor which enables anyone to test the quality of water and utilizes social media to empower people to become active participants in their environmental communities. This low-cost and simple to use device currently detects nitrate concentrations accurately and looks to expand to measure heavy metal, carcinogens, and bacteria in water. The nanotechnology-enabled sensor allows ‘citizen scientists’ to use smartphones to collect, share and post data regarding stream quality and drinking water safety on social media.

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Winner Badge - Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project

Meet the Winners

  • Nithya Ramanathan: ColdTrace team member
  • Martin Lukac, PhD: ColdTrace team member
  • Logan Liu: MoboSens team member
  • Tristan Wietsma: MoboSens team member
  • Manas Ranjan Gartia: MoboSens team member
  • Zhiwen Liu: G-Fresnel team member
  • Perry S. Edwards: G-Fresnel team member
  • Chuan Yang: G-Fresnel team member
Wireless Innovation Project winners’ trophy: colorful basket woven from phone wire
Photo: Bridge for Africa

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