To improve health outcomes, nutrition, and general living conditions in developing nations and resource-limited environments through a variety of key technologies. These solutions include: sensors for sanitation in challenging environments, improving access to healthcare through the development of low-cost technologies focusing primarily on child and maternal health, data analytics, and human centered design.
For more information about this VIP and the course goals and learning outcomes please view the Course Syllabus.
Issues Involved or Addressed
Focus on Human Centered Design to develop, build, and deploy sustainable solutions in challenging environments. Human Centered Design is focusing on involving the human perspective in all steps of problems solving. The problems the teams are working to solve is addressing health outcomes, nutrition, and addressing general living conditions in developing nations and resource-limited environments utilizing key technologies.
A list of current, ongoing, and past projects can be found on the Project Slides.
Methods and Technologies
Academic Majors of Interest
Preferred Interests and Preparation
If you are a student who is interested in learning how you can apply the skills you learn in the classroom to real problems, this is your opportunity to do so. Through a VIP course, you can help define the business, design, engineering, usability, and policy aspects of a broad range of global humanitarian efforts here at Georgia Tech. All majors and skill sets are welcome and encouraged to apply!
If you have questions about enrolling in the class or logistics items please email the TA, Andrew Schulz. If you’d like to gain a students perspective of what its like to be in the class, email the TA, and they will connect you with a student that is currently in this VIP.
Meeting Schedule & Location
- Graduate Teaching Assistant
- Mechanical Engineering
- Georgia Tech Research Institute