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PROJECT ARCHIVE

2018-19 PROJECTS

PERU WATER PROJECT

This project provided clean water access to a community in Peru, and started with a needs assessment in both technical and non-technical areas to provide a solid groundwork for future work, with a goal of producing a first prototype of the system. This was then followed by designing and implementing the system in Peru. 

GREATER CHANGE

Greater Change is a non-profit mobile donation system to help those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. This project focused on software improvements for the existing app, including but not limited to mobile deep linking, cross-platform integration and general UI improvements.

PHYWIZ

PhyWiz is an app for A-level Physics or its equivalent around the world, and currently has over 200,000 users globally. This project focused on expanding the content to make the app suitable for as many examination boards around the world as possible.

YOUTH OUTREACH PROJECT

This program aimed to inspire the next generation of engineers through interactive, hands-on workshops in schools. It exposed students to issues like clean water and electricity shortages and gave them an opportunity to learn about and build a model of a solution.

DECODING PROGRAMMING

The initiative of this project was to teach computer science and programming to school students in the UK, in an accessible manner. The project team developed a web-based application, which will be supported by teachers in classrooms. This application contained lessons, examples and an interactive interface to ensure that students can begin coding from the first day and see the results of their creativity instantly. 

H2Ox

Our aim was to help increase the number of people around the world with access to safe, clean drinking water. Our solution involved installing solar-powered water kiosks that dispense safe drinking water on a per litre basis at an affordable price. We used world-class and patented purification technologies to reduce the poisonous content of the water and provide affordable, decentralised and secure water distribution. 

MEDICAL PROJECT

This project aimed to develop a cost-effective high-impact diagnostic device for Malaria detection in Peru, South America. The Medical Team designed a program using the open-source platform EpiCollect+, enabled healthcare staff to record data in real-time via mobile or computer through a simple interface. The Medical Team also coded new software, which provided enhanced features including security and systematic patient ID recognition. 

CONNECT MED

This project aims to improve access to healthcare in South Africa using a multi-pronged approach to implement a system that connects doctors with their patients remotely.

2017-18 PROJECTS

OLDER PROJECTS

NEWBORN PNEUMONIA 

We worked on automating algorithms for pneumonia diagnostics which combine multiple clinical signs and pneumonia-related biomarkers. 

SMARTPHONE SpO2

This project aims to develop a smartphone app that can take blood-oxygen (or SpO2) measurements to reduce neonate deaths from hypoxemia.

FETAL MONITORING

This project aims to develop an affordable and easy-to-operate device to enable a more accurate extraction of fetal vital parameters to help avoid perinatal mortality.

STRUCTURED EDUCATION

The team on this project were able to decide, draw, and convey with user-friendly, non-technical imagery of proper building reconstruction to Nepali individuals affected by the 2015 earthquake.

SMART WATER

A partnership between the Oxford School of Geography and The Environment and Department of Engineering Science has developed data transmitters that fit in hand pumps and send text messages containing water usage data to a central server.

MOBILIFE

MobiLife’s mission is to develop locally-sustainable transport operator networks in Sub-Saharan Africa to provide reliable and affordable taxi, delivery, and ambulance services. The associations will be managed by local dispatchers, who provide a centralized service for business, personal, and medical transportation.

HEART SOUNDS

This project takes advantage of the high prevalence of mobile phones in areas which otherwise lack healthcare workers and facilities to create a method of remotely monitoring cardiac signals.

MOBICUFF

The Blood Pressure mCuff (BPmCuff) helps healthcare professionals and patients in the hospital and home healthcare settings to measure blood pressure with an award-winning, low cost, connected device, specifically built for the needs of developing regions at less than one-sixth of the cost of the cheapest existing devices.