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National finalist in the James Dyson Award 2013!!!September 17, 2013

The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. It’s run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson’s charitable trust, as part of its mission to inspire young people about design engineering.

WHO CAN ENTER?

The James Dyson Award is open to product design, industrial design and engineering university level students (or graduates within 4 years of graduation), who have studied in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UK and USA.

THE BRIEF

Design something that solves a problem. Most of medical devices have high prices and propietary licenses which makes impossible for community to develop applications with them. The e-Health Sensor Platform has been designed in order to help researchers, developers, artists and other people to measure biometric sensor data for experimentation, fun and test purposes. It provides a cheap and open alternative compared with the price prohibitive medical market solutions. We want to give people the necessary tools in order to develop new e-Health applications and products as a quick proof of concept and the basis of a new era of open source medical products. We tried to get a small low-cost medical device, that enables to use this technology. One possible application, if this project got funding, would be the certification of the device to be used as portable medical device in third world countries.

More info:
In August 2013 Cooking Hacks launched the new version of the first biometric shield for Arduino and Raspberry Pi: the e-Health Sensor Platform V2.0. Thanks to the feedback given by the Community and several projects that have been created with it, we have improved the e-Health platform with new features.

By Luis Martin, Cooking Hacks Team.

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