Students for a Smarter Planet ..leaders with conscience

We’ll be supporting multiple projects over time – here’s this semester’s work:

WHO Measles Data Visualization Project

This project utilizes a web-based platform to allow a user to transparently and quickly view and compare trends associated with the Measles virus for all 193 sovereign states. It will be used by the World Health Organization to make more effective decisions regarding vaccine deployment.

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Imagine a world where wounds could let you know how they are healing…that might sound like something beyond our expectations; but, researchers are making strides to allow that imagining to become a reality.

Read the story and watch the video from RedOrbit:

Flex BandageNew ‘smart bandages’ for burn victims and others


With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), researchers at Harvard University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital are bringing together advances in sensors, biomaterials, tissue engineering, microsystems technology and microelectronics to create “smart bandages” for wounds that require ongoing care, such as burns, diabetic ulcers and bed sores.
This research has the potential to bring life-changing relief to those who, to this point, have had few options.  Read the Abstract of the research grant here: EFRI-BioFLEX: Tissue Engineered Flexible Sensors, Actuators and Electronics for Chronic Wound Management

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February 11th, 2015

Posted by
wendy.murphy in

IBM SmartCamp Finals Invitation  <—- open this pdf

On Monday, February 23 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm PST, come be a part of the
action and watch these finalists compete. While you’re there, hear from
distinguished keynote speakers and panelists, and network with startups,
investors, tech experts, and business thought leaders.

Sign up here:


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The goal of this project is to design a device that attaches to an everyday bicycle. The Bike Generator harvests energy from the movement of powerful magnets on the bike’s back wheel, or from a motor mechanically connected to one of the bike’s wheels. Through the use of electromagnetism, a battery then stores that power in a battery with the intention of charging electronics at a later time. By using a device to make the bicycle stationary, the Bike Generator could also be used as an exercise bike in a gym, and could potentially generate power that could go back into the electrical grid.

Let’s see what happens between now & the project’s end in May.

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