element14 recognizes community design projects that give back to society

element14 recognizes community design projects that give back to society

These projects include handheld vital signs monitoring devices, accessible bicycles designed for people with multiple sclerosis, and more

Avnet’s global distributor of Electronic components products and solutions, element14, uses its online interactive community to recognize community members who use technology to give back to society and meet the needs of special groups. These community members actively participate in the element14 Design Challenge and create a variety of design projects that meet social needs and benefit humanity.

Dianne Kibbey, global head of community and social media at element14, said, “We are blown away by the range of innovative solutions that members of the element14 community have developed. These solutions are dedicated to helping solve real societal problems, including preventing Covid-19. , providing accessibility, improving overall quality of life, and even promoting resource conservation, etc. We are proud to provide such a platform for our community members to showcase their innovative abilities and give back to society. At the same time, their designs also It will further inspire other community members, which in turn will be able to bring more positive impact and change to society as a whole.”

Some of the recently released practical design projects include:

Ventilation Tracker: Enrique Albertos from Fullcarga, Spain, has developed an IoT device that monitors gas density and controls windows in designated areas to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. The actual engineering design of the device demonstrates good scalability for use in healthcare settings to prevent Covid-19. This project won the Grand Prize in the recent “Design for a Cause” design challenge.

Life Care: Kamrul Hussain from Dhaka, Bangladesh has developed a handheld device that enables continuous critical monitoring of recovered COVID-19 patients to help them more easily observe their recovery after recovery. Equipped with breathing and temperature sensors, the device can send health parameters to the cloud for telemedicine monitoring, making home care easier to manage.

Fingerprint master key: Milos Rasic from Serbia has developed a scanner that can read the RFID tags next to and on the door lock, and then select the correct key to the user through fingerprint recognition technology. The device is designed to help those with mobility or vision impairments open locked doors and keep themselves safe.

DIY Arduino Mobile Bike: Sean and Connor Miller, a father and son from Kentucky, USA, have developed a smart bike. It uses assisted riding technology to allow people with multiple sclerosis (MS) or other disabilities to ride like normal people. The project was inspired by Sean’s wife, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a few years ago. Key to their design was how to use the Nano 33 IoT to add multiple safety sensors and interlocks to the e-bike, as well as an SD card output. The SD card output is used to study sensor data and calibrate it for optimum ride quality and maximum safety.

The element14 community is a resource of element14, an Avnet subsidiary, dedicated to helping design engineers, maintenance and test engineers, makers, parents and educators develop next-generation coders and products that harness technology for a better future .

To learn more about the element14 Design Challenge and other design projects that give back to society, please visit here.


element14 recognizes community design projects that give back to society

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element14 is part of the Farnell Group. Farnell is a global leader in electronic technology products, dedicated to the high-quality service distribution of technology products and electronic systems design, production, maintenance and repair solutions for more than 80 years. With its extensive industry experience, Farnell provides strong support to a wide range of customer groups such as electronics enthusiasts, design engineers, maintenance engineers and purchasers, and actively cooperates with global leading brands and start-ups to jointly develop high-tech products and bring them to market. The company also fully assists in promoting the development of the industry in order to cultivate a group of outstanding contemporary and next-generation engineers. Farnell operates the Farnell brand in Europe, the Newark brand in North America and the element14 brand in Asia Pacific. Farnell supplies directly to customers through its extensive distribution network and CPC in the UK.

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