Vanderbilt University

Team members: Akos Ledeczi, George Wittemyer

Akos Ledeczi: WIPER team memberGeorge Wittemyer: WIPER team member

Illegal wildlife trafficking is leading to the extirpation of numerous species. WIPER is a novel wireless, low-power, acoustic shot detector that can be integrated into existing location tracking collars commonly used with elephants and other mammals across Africa. WIPER can disrupt poaching by automatically notifying authorities when shots are fired.

More: http://www.isis.vanderbilt.edu/akos/wiper

Winner Badge - Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project

Meet the Winners

  • Jacqueline Callihan Linnes: PathVis team member
  • Tamara Kinzer-Ursem: PathVis team member
  • Akos Ledeczi: WIPER team member
  • George Wittemyer: WIPER team member
  • Wes Wasson: DreamSave team member
  • Sarah Emerson: DreamSave 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 2017 winning projects