At $50, Earthquake Early Warning Device Could Ease Lives of Billions

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Technology/brand: Grillo

Article title: At $50, Earthquake Early Warning Device Could Ease Lives of Billions

Website name: PSFK

Link: http://www.psfk.com/2015/06/earthquake-early-warning-device-affordable-grillo-startup.html

  • earthquake measuring device is priced at about $20,000 but Grillo has developed something for $50 so that developing nations can afford personalized devices that warn earthquakes
  • technology is a simple cube that bypasses traditional information relay systems; has features familiar to the smartphone’ contains an accelerometer, Wi-Fi and GPS.
  • algorithms take into account nearby faults and other factors to broadcast a warning of affected areas, estimated intensities and apparent epicenter – all processed in the cloud which removes another set of infrastructure

Stakeholders: governments of developing countries, citizens

3 Steps:

  • Find efficient way of distributing knowledge of this new invention
  • Find where the technology would be best used such as developing nations that have poor earthquake detection infrastructure
  • Employ knowledge transfer program so that end users know best how to use the technology 
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One thought on “At $50, Earthquake Early Warning Device Could Ease Lives of Billions

  1. This is a great technology, and I think it would also be a useful tool with regards to public engagement and raising awareness among residents, increasing safety in earthquake prone areas.

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