LINDT projects for 2019-20 school year announced
The Leading Innovation Design Team has announced its projects for the upcoming school year. They are listed below. If you want more information on a project, either contact LINDT’s lead instructor, ECE associate research professor and lecturer Charbel Rizk, or check out the course’s website.
The Opportunity: Healthcare associated infections (HAI) are dangerous and expensive. About 1.7 million people acquire infections in hospitals each year, resulting in about 100,000 deaths and direct annual medical costs of at least $28 billion. Autonomous systems used to decontaminate surfaces, air, and other transmission vectors have the potential to dramatically reduce risks and costs in a wide range of clinical settings. We are calling on all JHU innovators to develop robots that autonomously detect and disinfect healthcare facilities and assess how such systems can be cost-effectively deployed while assuring that they operate safely and effectively. This project is best suited for the Hopkins community as it spans two of our strongest areas: medical and robotics.
Sponsor: JHU Applied Physics Lab (JHU APL)
The Opportunity: Calling on all the racing, robotics, and AI enthusiasts, the JHU Innovation community is about to take on another Grand Challenge: The evGrand Prix. Who’s in?
Sponsor: ECE Lindt & ME Senior Design