Inovation in smart health

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1) Sustainability problem: Health

2) Name of the technology: Vital Signs Monitoring

Company: MindWave

Link:http://www.mindwaveglobalcorp.com/vital-signs-monitoring/

  • The sensors capture a host of vital statistics, such as pulse rate, oxygen saturation, temperature and blood pressure
  • This data is transmitted to a central dashboard, where a nurse is able to remotely monitor several patients on a single screen. Alerts are raised when certain thresholds are breached
  • This solution enables continuous real-time monitoring which allow patient vital statistics data to be co-related across an unlimited number of variables (e.g. age, gender, ethnicity, medication, dosage, diet, medical ailments), strengthening the medical team’s ability to assess, identify and diagnose with greater accuracy
  • Improves operational staff efficiency in managing patient care data, which in turn eliminates critical mistakes which can occur in manual data capture
  • Faster time to action through early notifications that enables caregivers to decide which patients to address on a priority basis
  • MindWave Solutions’ vital signs monitoring solution is currently going through a trial in a local clinic in Singapore with 50 patients.

3) Stakeholders:

  • Health authorities
  • Citizens
  • Hospitals
  • Universities

4) First 3 steps:

  • Partener with public hospitals
  • Conduct a pilot
  • Invest in infrastructure, logistics and application of the technology

vn2216: Viviane Gandolfi

Autonomous car intersection management

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1) Sustainability problem: Mobility

2) Name of the technology: Autonomous car intersection management

Company: University of Texas at Austin

Link: http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~aim/

  • For the idea to work it would require roads to be mostly full of autonomous cars
  • Rather than stop at red lights, self-driving cars would schedule a slot through an intersection in real-time
  • The researchers compared AIM to heavy traffic on a major road, saying it would reduce delay by as much as 100 times – though that’s only at intersections, not total driving time
  • It not only promises to remove time waiting at lights, but will cut fuel usage and emissions as well
  • Intersections will be safer than they are today – a third of all fatal accidents in the roads happen at intersections

3) Stakeholders:

  • Government (roads authorities)
  • Autonomous car developers
  • Universities and more researches
  • Drivers

4) First 3 steps:

  • Invest more in research at the university
  • Develop a pilot program in a neighborhood or even university campus
  • Advertisement to make people comfortable with the machine conducting them through the intersections

vn2216: Viviane Gandolfi

Strawberry Tree Hangout

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1) Sustainability problem: Public administration & Services / Energy

2) Name of the technology: Strawberry Tree hangout

Company: Strawberry Energy

Link: http://senergy.rs/o-nama/?lang=en

  • Strawberry Tree hangout is a solar urban device and a smart city platform.
  • It provides free mobile phone charging, WiFi Internet, local information, and environmental sensing.
  • It can be built in parks, campuses and city squares.
  • It brings the IoT to outdoor public spaces that people visit daily.
  • Using different environmental sensors, it collects data about its surroundings and send it to the cloud platform using its on WiFi.
  • As backup power source, Strawberry Tree offers energy in emergency cases when the grid is down.

3) Stakeholders:

  • Government institutions
  • Citizens
  • Companies that want to advertise using this technology
  • Universities

4) First 3 steps:

  • Contact the local government an choose a public space
  • Check what is the need of the city and decide which services will be offer and which data it will collect
  • Advertise the product

vn2216: Viviane Gandolfi

Parking App

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1) Sustainability problem: Mobility

2) Name of the technology: Spothero

Link: http://spothero.com/nyc

  • The technology is a Parking App .
  •  SpotHero is a web and mobile application that allows people to book discounted parking in lots and garages right on the phone or on the computer.
  • The app shows a real time parking map of the person area so he/she knows what parking reservation is available at the time the person is looking for one.
  • It saves commuters time, gas, emissions and money, while also easing the flow of traffic.
  • Finding a spot to park you car in a big city can be a very difficult task if you are not familiar with the different types of parking, rules and regulations.
  • Some types of parking include free street parking, metered street parking, valet parking, parking garages and/or parking in your own driveway or parking spot if one is available.

3) Stakeholders:

  • Government Agencies
  • Parking garages owners
  • Business next to the areas of the parking
  • Drivers (residents and tourists)

4) First 3 steps:

  • Get all data of the parking garages of the city and map that
  • Build the Platform
  • Advertise

vn2216: Viviane Gandolfi

Affordable solution for unsanitary conditions.

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1) Sustainability problem: Health and Safety

2) Name of the technology: Peepoo bag

Website:Peepoople

Link: http://www.peepoople.com/peepoo/start-thinking-peepoo/

  • Peepoo is a personal, single-use, self-sanitizing bag that works as a fully biodegradable toilet. It prevents feces from contaminating the immediate area as well as the surrounding ecosystem. After use, Peepoo turns human waste into valuable pathogen-fertilizer that can improve livelihoods and increase food security.
  • Compact in size and weighing 10 grams, Peepoo is designed to provide maximum hygiene and convenience using minimum material. Peepoo is in the form of a slim biodegradable bag, with an inner layer that unfolds to form a wide funnel. It is easy to store, handle and use.
  • With the capacity to safely transform human feces into pathogen-free fertilizer in a short period of time, Peepoo can contribute to enrich depleted soil and quickly improve food security. Because fertilizers are expensive and scarce in less-developed countries, economic systems may develop around the collection and distribution of used Peepoos. The fertilizer produced by used Peepoos can be utilized by households or schools, or sold profitably to local farmers.
  • Peepoo is design to help population in urban slums and it has an inclusive business model for the base of the pyramid.

3) Stakeholders:

  • Humanitarian Organizations (like UN)
  • Governments
  • Schools
  • Local Farmers

4) First 3 steps:

  • Identify where are the slums in the cities around the world that are most populated and lack access to basic sanitation.
  • Partner with international organizations such as United Nations to help with logistics.
  • Partner with local government
  • Build a system to distribute and collect the product
  • Educate population about the use of Peepoo

vn2216: Viviane Gandolfi

Fishing should not be “out of sight, out of mind”

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1) Sustainability problem: over-fishing. Sustainability category: health

2) Name of the technology: TransparentSea

Article: Make a great track for all to see

Website: Navama Technology for Nature

Link: http://navama.com/?page_id=41

  • TransparentSea is a joint project of the WWF Smart Fishing Initiative and Navama technology for nature
  • It is a new vessel tracking tool and data sharing platform that allows fisheries worldwide to register their fishing activities.
  • Fisheries can register and share AIS and VMS data to demonstrate that they are not involved in illegal activities and that they respect the boundaries of marine protected areas and no take zones.
  • This technology enables transparency of fishing operations that will help to improve fisheries management.
  • Marine resource managers are increasingly demanding ecological data, accurate and timely scientific information. The collection, measurement and analysis of fishing activity including, but not limited to: catch, species composition, fishing effort, by-catch, discards, area of operations, etc is very important. This information is primary data that fisheries managers use to arrive at management decisions. If this information is unavailable, inaccurate or incomplete, managers will be handicapped in developing and implementing management measures.

3)  Stakeholders:

  • Government and NGOs – notice if boundaries of MPAs (Marine Protected Areas) and closed fish nursery habitats are respected.
  • Producers (fisheries) – voluntarily report
  • Global buyers (supermarkets) – use this platform to purchase from environmentally responsible fisheries.

4)  First 3 steps:

  • Draft a marketing plan to make this platform more well-known in the market
  • Draft a business plan to finance this platform
  • Make it mandatory for fisheries to report

vn2216: Viviane Gandolfi