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IEEE Empower Contest 2018

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

IEEE Empower a Billion Lives

Access to electricity is critical to health care delivery. Without electricity, many health care interventions simply cannot be provided. Only 26% of health facilities in the Sub-Saharan Africa has access to reliable electricity. Water is the most essential element of life; it is required for basic sustenance, health and irrigation. Nearly one billion people do not have access to clean, safe water. Education is one of the most essential components for poverty reduction. According to UNDESA, about 90% of children in Sub-Saharan Africa attend primary schools that lack electricity, while 27% of village schools in India lack electricity access. For more than a billion people worldwide, kerosene lamps are the primary lighting source, which is expensive, unsafe and carcinogenic. Electricity is a key component of economic empowerment and can increase household per capita income by 39 percent.

The IEEE Foundation supported IEEE Empower a Billion Lives (EBL) Competition is a global competition aimed at fostering innovation to develop solutions to electricity access. Solutions are expected to be scalable, regionally relevant, holistic and leverage 21st century technologies with exponentially declining prices. IEEE EBL addresses many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The competition is open to all including student groups, small and medium-sized companies, research labs, international corporations and non-profits. There are more than 75 IEEE volunteers on Global and Regional Committees to facilitate the competition in Pacific Asia, South Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Visit the EBL website to learn more. Online proposal submission is open through 31 August 2018.

 

2017 Global Humanitarian Technology Solutions Challenge

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

GHTC 2017 will feature the first Global Humanitarian Technology Solutions Challenge.

The United Nations Development Program identified seventeen (17) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a global call for action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

The 2017 Global Humanitarian Technology Solutions Challenge was developed to focus on Goal 12.3.

Goal 12:  End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Section 3:  Decrease by half the per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.

The solution can address any element or issue that relates to Section 3.  That includes, but is not limited to, the food supply and production chain including crop production, processing, post-harvest losses, retail distribution, consumer use and lost product.

The project solution can be developed by individuals or by a Solutions Challenge Team.  To be eligible to enter the GHTC Solutions Challenge, at least one team members must be an IEEE member in good standing at the time that the entry is submitted.

The competition runs from March 1st, 2017 to September 12th, 2017.

For details on the competition and how to participate, see the GHTC 2017 site and the Solutions Challenge page.

 

GHTC 2015 Student Paper Contest Finalists Announced

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

The review process for the Student Paper Contest has been completed and the final 5 papers for conference presentation have been selected.

The Top 5 Student Papers selected for conference presentation are as follows: 

  1. Alexander Anderson and team, Washington State University, USA ‘Need Clean Water Here’.
  2. Vijay Kumar and team, Vignan Institute of Technology and Science, India ‘Automatic Vehicle Indicator On/Off’
  3. Bartley Argo and team, University of Central Florida, USA ‘Lifestream Mobile Application: Navigating Transgender Healthcare in Metropolitan Orlando’
  4. Thejus Padmakumar and team, Amrita University, India ‘DTMF based Robotic Arm Design and Control for Robotic Coconut Tree Climber’
  5. Rahul R and team, Vellore Institute of Technology, India ‘Motorized Hand Rehabilitation Device’ 

These papers will be presented in the Student Paper Contest session at GHTC 2015 in Seattle on October 10.

We thank the IEEE MGA Young Professional/Student Activities Committee for sponsoring the awards for this years Student Paper Contest.

 

Student Paper Contest Deadline Extended

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

The deadline for submissions for the GHTC 2015 Student Paper Contest has been extended to June 3.

See www.ieeeghtc.org/student-paper-contest/.

 

Announcing GHTC Student Paper Contest 2015

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Deadline extended to June 3

We would like to announce the Student Paper Contest (SPC) for this year’s GHTC. We have been conducting the SPC since 2012, and we are continuing our tradition this year as well. The IEEE GHTC Review Room has also been set up to receive submissions. See full details on this year’s Contest at www.ieeeghtc.org/student-paper-contest/.

Some particulars:

  • Student Paper contest aimed at undergraduate and graduate IEEE student members.
  • Deadline for paper submission: May 15, 2015 June 3, 2015
  • Review Process: Blind triple review
  • Submission portal: IEEE GHTC Review Room

Akshay Menon and Ramesh Nair

Student Activities Contests, IEEE GHTC 2015

 

Top five posters and top five papers were selected to be presented at GHTC 2013. Please see the list here. Congratulations to the finalists!

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

 

Top five posters:

  • Cost Effective Vegetable Chiller for Rural Small Farmers  – Vishnu Padmanabhan, Amrita University, Coimbatore, India
  •  A Hybrid Approach for Reliable Data Transportation in Intra WBAN’ – Anum Talpur and Team, Mehran University, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Exo Support Leg – Dmitry Klissch, Algonquin College, Ottawa, Canada
  • E-Space – Ceeyus Vareed, IES College, Kerala, India
  • Robotic Arm – Ajithesh Gupta and Team, Amrita School of Engg, Kerala, India

 

Top five papers:

  • Detection of Knee Hyper Extension using Wearable Inertial Sensors – Sri Gowtham Thakku, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Heal-Well: Health and Wellness Monitoring gadget for Home Bound Elders – Vivek Jayakrishnan and Team, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, India
  • Sound Localisation and Visualisation Device – Alex Chandykunju and Team, College of Engineering Trivandrum, Kerala University, India
  • An electronic solution to automate the process of Grade-1 Braille training – Piotr Osuch and Team, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Mobile Controlled Farm Management Aider – Deepak Venkateswaran and Team, College of Engineering Trivandrum, India

 

Top three winners of GHTC Photo Contest are chosen and will be announced at the Conference in October. Please see more-then-10 best photos here and vote for your favorite.

Friday, July 26th, 2013

 

 

 

We will publish at the website the results for the top three people’s-choice photos in October, before the Conference.

 

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Jacek CisloJacek Cislo (Poland)
Caption: Biofuels
Description: Biofuels way to reduce unemployment in rural areas – the demand for rape (biomass). Modern car engines are suitable for biofuel.
This is a chance to the clean environment and reduce greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.
The picture was taken in Europe in Poland (Silesian Region). Car in the picture has a motor adapted to biofuels from rape. Thanks to the development of biofuel production decreased unemployment in rural areas.

 

 

 

 

Sathyan Velumani 3Sathyan Velumani 3 (India)
Caption: Double Load
Description:  In Dec 2011, I had the opportunity to conduct field research near Savelugu Village, Northern Region, Ghana. In this dry and dusty place everyday life isn’t easy. With their struggle to get the most basic need of life, water, everything else becomes secondary. The size and shape of water containers are so many and so is the size of the people who carry them. Daily life didn’t stop because of this, they pray 5 times a day and enjoy their football. These photos don’t show any technology in context. Why? Because its missing!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Moseson 1 Alex Moseson 1 (USA)

Caption: A Heavy Burden

Description: Women farmers in remote Bo Klua, Thailand make carrying heavy loads on steep slopes look easy. It is anything but.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Moseson 3Alex Moseson 3 (USA)
Caption: No Experience Required
Description: For the first time Den (left), a woman farmer in remote Bo Klua, Thailand, uses a power tool. She is assisted by a graphic designer and an interpreter in making her own ergonomic labor-saving weeder with the Drexel Thai Harvest program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Moseson 6Alex Moseson 6 (USA)
Caption: The Mechanics
Description: A group of self-taught mechanics in remote Bo Klua, Thailand brainstorm design improvements for an ergonomic labor-saving planter with Drexel Thai Harvest founder Alex Moseson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bibin Mathew Joseph 2Bibin Mathew Joseph 2 (India)
Caption: The Working Hands

Description: Simple ancient technology with a will power keeps the world clean for next generations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vijaya Lakshmi 2 Vijaya Lakshmi 2 (India)

Caption: From Darkness to Light

Description: The solar initiative aims to test and demonstrate the utility of solar applications to meet the power requirements of the Common Service Centres (CSCs) established in remote areas of the country and provide lighting opportunities to the communities they serve, based on a revenue model. A user from Jammu and Kashmir is shown in the photo with the solar lantern she rents from CSCs to light her home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sathyan Velumani 10Sathyan Velumani 10 (India)
Caption: Daily Prayers Don’t Stop Because of Water
Description:  In Dec 2011, I had the opportunity to conduct field research near Savelugu Village, Northern Region, Ghana. In this dry and dusty place everyday life isn’t easy. With their struggle to get the most basic need of life, water, everything else becomes secondary. The size and shape of water containers are so many and so is the size of the people who carry them. Daily life didn’t stop because of this, they pray 5 times a day and enjoy their football. These photos don’t show any technology in context. Why? Because its missing!!

 

 

 

 

Sajan S 5Sajan S 5 (India)

Caption: The Human Washing Machines of Mumbai

Description: This incredible open-air Laundromat at the Mahalaxmi Dhobighat, Mumbai, India, rhythmically echoes the sounds of clothesslapping on stones by washer men. Thoughthe Ghat is also equipped with an automaticlaundry machine, the real spectacle remainsthe marvel of hand washing. The Ghat catersto laundry needs of hundreds of hospitals, hotels, and private organizations in the heartof Mumbai, and represents an epitome of human synergy, technical skills, and imperturbable concentration.

 

 

 

 

Julian O'Shea 1Julian O’Shea 1 (Australia)

Caption: Brighter Future through Appropriate Technology

Description: Engineers Without Borders member Alanta Colley and local children build a solar cooker as part of NAIDOC Week – a celebration of Australian Aboriginal Culture at Yorta Yorta Nation – Victoria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kendra Sharp 5Kendra Sharp 5 (USA)
Caption: A Micro-hydropower Plant is Used to Provide Power to tTis Ice Factory in Northern Pakistan

Description: The microhydro power plant outside of Islamabad, Pakistan, includes locally-manufactured components. (The penstock connects at its lowest point to a power house that is not visible in the photo). The power provided by the system  is used for the ice-making factory (shown).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sajan S 1 Sajan S 1 (India)

Caption: Making Waves with Deep Waters

Description: With the water table dropping at rapidspeed, conservation of drinking water hasbecome a leading agenda not just with environmentalists, but with governmentsand social workers. The importance of clean drinking water needs no description, neither does the imminent dangers posed by water borne diseases. With state-of-the-art technologies for water purification systems and new technologies like ‘atmospheric water generation’,  now being used in India, and with voluntary efforts of programs like CLEAN-India, a large part of rural Indiais gradually gaining access to clear drinking water.

 

 

 

 

Sathyan Velumani 5Sathyan Velumani 5 (India)
Caption: Getting Ready to Get Water
Description: In Dec 2011, I had the opportunity to conduct field research near Savelugu Village, Northern Region, Ghana. In this dry and dusty place everyday life isn’t easy. With their struggle to get the most basic need of life, water, everything else becomes secondary. The size and shape of water containers are so many and so is the size of the people who carry them. Daily life didn’t stop because of this, they pray 5 times a day and enjoy their football. These photos don’t show any technology in context. Why? Because its missing!!

 

 

 

 

Bibin Mathew Joseph 6Bibin Mathew Joseph 6 (India)
Caption: The Glowing City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 List of Accepted Papers and Contests Winners

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

2012 List of Accepted Papers

Full list of GHTC 2012 photo and short-video winners 

Best 10 Photos

Vote for your favorite GHTC 2012 photo  at ghtcpeopleschoice@gmail.com. 2012 People’s Choice winner will be published at the website in the end of this summer.

Watch the top winning video by Alexander Moseson, Drexel University:
Alexander Moseson and all

Caroline Halter and Leah Jamieson

Name of the Top Photo Winner: Caroline Halter, Lumana, USA Caption: Lumana Business Education Description: Lumana provides business education and mentorship to our clients, so that they are able to succeed.

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2012 Student Paper Contest Winners

 

2012 Student Poster Contest Winners

 

 

 

 

 

 

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