BIO DESIGN for the REAL WORLD
Biodesign for the Real World is a project that aims to enable crowd sourcing water quality data as empowered citizen scientists.
This interdisciplinary and collaborative course will define, build, and field-test prototypes that require the integration of wetware, hardware, and software to address real world water problems. The course is offered as a semester project, with a distinct open-source approach to make a field-robust bio/chemical/electronic sensor elements and crowd sourced mapping of results. The course is being partnered with design students from the Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore, India, and the LifePatch citizen initiative in art, science and technology. The protypes built during the course will then be field tested in Switzerland, India and Indonesia.
With the three partner sites and in the spirit of open source and Do-It-Yourself (DIY), we are currently working on
- device with a bioreporter that can detect Arsenic in water to the WHO level of 50 ppb.
- water sampling devices
- mobile laboratories
- coliform bacteria micro-colony detection
- community out reach and workshop building
- mapping such data
If you are interested, please contact Sachiko Hirosue
2014.06.06,7 Waterhackathon at UNESCO Technology for Development, What is Essential?
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