Theme: Improving the Daily Commute
A new-and-improved cane that allows the visually impaired to commute more independently. Lucy incorporates haptic feedback, GPS navigation, and obstacle avoidance in order to provide an affordable and accessible way for the visually impaired to expand their abilities to navigate the world.
An alarm clock that doubles as the user's personal time management assistant. Wakie reminds users to complete various tasks, makes clothing suggestions based on the weather, and suggests departure times based on traffic conditions in order to help optimize the user's daily routine.
An intelligent real-time parking system that detects the availability of parking spots, guides drivers to the available spots, and shows the number of available spots in a parking section.
Proactive and dynamic traffic light system that reacts to traffic conditions in real time in order to minimize congestion and save the time and money that commuters waste in traffic.
Sensor technology that tracks commuters coming in and out of buses and shows available bus seats in real time. This technology allows bus companies to collect previously unavailable data about peak commute times and route efficiency.
Bike helmet that aims to improve communication between cyclists and drivers by implementing a turn signal and buzzer alert system that alerts the cyclist when cars are approaching.
Light system that directs traffic at four-way intersections without traffic lights. Cameras detect the car that arrived at the intersection first and LED lights signal which car has the right of way.
Alert system that prevents child abduction by notifying parents when their children might be lost and continuously updates the GPS location of their children so that they can be found.
Theme: Improving the Home and Daily Routine
The LunarWalk system prevents injuries caused from sleepwalking by alerting “guardians” when sleepwalkers trigger a motion sensor. This project aims to reduce over 10 million annual sleepwalking injuries.
The Homebase systems uses paired cubes to remind family member to stay connected in person. When the cubes are activated, family members are invited to join together and spend a few moments of their day in a shared space.
The HydroHome system uses a motion sensing shower-head to dispense less water when the user steps away and more water when the user gets closer. HydroHome aims to reduce water consumption by as much as 66% per shower.
The OmniSense system allows users to remotely track their personal food inventory via sensors stored in closets and pantries. This information can later be accessed on an accompanying app to create personalized, real time shopping lists.
The Sunflower system uses motion and sunlight sensors to adjust blinds and lights around the home. This project aims to reduce the user’s carbon consumption effortlessly and unconsciously.
The Urimax system allows for easier, passive blood sugar level testing by using high resolution cameras and ketone testing strips. The information gathered is later stored in an accompanying app.
The Delight system controls the intensity and color of light bulbs around the home based on the amount of ambient sunlight in the room. These lights can also be controlled manually via slide adjusters and audio sensors.