CDAIT Student IoT Innovation Capacity Building Challenge 2021 - Results

The Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT) is pleased to announce winners of the inaugural Student IoT Innovation Capacity Building Challenge https://cdait.gatech.edu/projects/Student_IoT_Innovation_Challenge_2021. In the effort to advance R&D/policy/innovative activities in the area of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and applications, CDAIT established the challenge to stimulate rapid response innovative/exploratory research or projects in the field of IoT and associated domains. Students, faculty, and researchers, working in a university setting constitute a rich source of innovative ideas, particularly in technology-related fields.

This Challenge takes an innovative approach by seeking not just engineering and technical solutions, but also proposals from the social sciences, humanities, and multidisciplinary teams. We further encouraged proposals that address the effects of IoT on underserved populations or IoT that addresses accessibility, usability and broader social impacts. The prize winning projects are presented below.

Project Teams

1st Place

Wearable Stress Monitoring System

Members

Nathan Zavanelli, Sung Hoon Lee, Kimberly Lie

Summary

This project, a novel IoT system that consists of a soft sternal patch with optimized mechanics that wirelessly monitor minute mechanical vibrations on the chest caused by each heartbeat, and an android app that conducts real time signal processing and machine learning to identify markers of cognitive stress.

Project website and Report

https://sites.gatech.edu/team5672/home/

2nd Place

Elbowroom

Members

Davis White, Nicholas Mirchandani, Leonard Ricci III

Summary

The objective of the Elbowroom project was to build a novel, Automated Passenger Counter (APC) system to offer transit agencies, especially smaller organizations, access to rider occupancy data. The team chose to use Bluetooth and WiFi sensors as their main data source due to their low price.

Project Website and Report

https://www.elbowroom.app/

3rd Place

StartProto

Members

Tim Felbinger, Zach Cloud

Summary

There were a number of inherent problems in running a makerspace, including safety assurance, machine time allocation, and data collection. The prototype IoT device provides intelligent access control to tools based on training levels, and collects user and machine data through ID scanners and current sensors.

Project Website and Report

https://www.startproto.com/cdait

4th Place

Fridge-Freshness-Keeper

Members

David Pan, Yihua Xu, Frank Ding Zechuan

Summary

Fridge mounted IoT system that tracks the shelf-life of stored foods, and alert users about expiring items. The prototype is designed as an external device attached to the fridge door. A mobile app on smartphones operates as a secondary platform for notifying users about expiration dates and food lookup. Users can use an Alexa Skill to add new food items into the system.

Project Website and Report

https://cpa872.github.io/Fridge-Freshness-Keeper/