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This years competition was very close. We had submissions from the following countries: India, South Africa, Singapore, Palestine, Australia, Bangladesh and the United States of America.
I would like to thank jury (Uri Moszkowicz, Tom Coughlin, Nicole Skarke, Lennart Long and Denise Griffen) for taking the time out of their busy schedules to evaluate the student papers and ultimately determine the Top 5 papers moving on to the Final Round in San Jose, California during the #IEEEGHTC2013 Conference.
Below are the five finalists: 
  • Detection of Knee Hyper Extension Using Wearable Inertial Sensors
    National University of Singapore – Singapore
    Lead Author: Thakku, Sri Gowtham
  • Heal-Well: Health and Wellness Monitoring Gadget for Home Bound Elders
    Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University – India
    Lead Author: Pocklassery, Goutham
    Co-Authors: Mourya, Galla; Jayakrishnan, Vivek
  • Sound Localisation and Visualisation Device
    College of Engineering Trivandrum, Kerala University – India
    Lead Author: Alex, Chandykunju
    Co-Authors: Jose, Kevin Martin; Joseph, Arun
  • An Electronic Solution to Automate the Process of Grade-1 Braille Training
    University of Pretoria – South Africa
    Lead Author: Osuch, Piotr
    Co-Author: Sinha, Saurabh
  • Mobile Controlled Farm Management Aider
    College of Engineering Trivandrum – India
    Lead Author: Venkateswaran, Deepak
    Co-Authors: Alex, Chandykunju; Jose, Kevin Martin

The finalists will have their registration fee waived and the opportunity to present their paper for a chance at becoming the Number One Student Paper in this years contest!

Keep visiting this Blog for the latest details on the Student Paper Contest and all the other activities of this years conference!

Respectfully Submitted,
–Rob Vice
2013 IEEE GHTC Student Paper Contest Chair

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Early Registration Discount ends September 22, 2013

The third IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) 2013, produced by IEEE Region 6 and the IEEE San Francisco Bay Area Council, is the IEEE’s flagship humanitarian conference. GHTC is designed to gather scientists,
engineers, technology professionals, academics, foundations, government and non-government organizations, and individuals engaged in humanitarian works to discuss and develop solutions for present and future humanitarian needs.

GHTC fosters the growth of a worldwide community that places priority on developing technology for sustainable human prosperity.

Keynotes, Panel Sessions, Tutorials, and Technical Papers will be presented by renowned individuals in the field. They will highlight new technologies, business models, and social entrepreneurship initiatives that help improve the
livelihoods of the under-privileged.

This cross-discipline conference provides the perfect venue for persons involved in and/or interested in humanitarian projects to join their peers in Silicon Valley. The audience for this conference includes technologists, engineers, scientists, investors, field project managers, representatives from NGOs, governments, academia, and industry. It will provide an opportunity to share your work, meet others involved in humanitarian technology, and formulate projects with new partners. Our sessions will address a wide range of topics and we hope you plan to join us.

Register today, early pricing ends September 22: www.ieeeghtc.org/registration

Exhibit and patron/sponsor opportunities are still available.

If you or your organization is interested in exhibiting or underwriting GHTC, see www.ieeeghtc.org/sponsors-patrons-exhibitors/ or download the brochure:  www.ieeeghtc.org/ghtc/files/2013/09/GHTC-2013-Patronage-Packages.pdf

Keynote & Panel Speakers: www.ieeeghtc.org/event/keynote-speakers-2013

  • Nigel Snoad, Product Manager, Google Crisis Response
  • Aydogan Ozcan, Electrical Engineering and BioEngineering UCLA
  • Desiree Matel-Anderson, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Dominick Tolli, American Red Cross
  • Gerardo Capiel, Benetech
  • Jim Plummer, Dean of Engineering, Stanford University
  • Daniel Wiens, iFixIt.org ,”Repair is Noble”
  • Kyle Wiens, iFixIt.org ,”Repair is Noble”
  • Pamela McCauley Bush, University of Central Florida
  • Peter Staecker, IEEE President and CEO
  • Roberto de Marca, IEEE President-Elect
  • Roger Johnson, Eidon Foundation
  • Ryan Bank, Social Intelligence Inc
  • Tala de los Santos, Diagnostic Group Leader, PATH
  • Thomas Nguyen, Causes.Com
  • Tyler Valiquette, Catapult Design
  • Willow Brugh, Geeks Without Bounds

Preliminary Conference Program: 

Technical Sessions:

  • Health, Medical Technology, and Telemedicine
  • Water Planning, Availability and Quality
  • Disaster Warning, Avoidance, and Response
  • Educational Technologies
  • Agricultural Technologies
  • Power Infrastructure/Off-grid Power/Renewable and Sustainable Energy
  • Sanitation Connectivity and Communications Technologies for Remote Locations
  • Applying Science, Engineering and Technology   for Sustainability
  • Humanitarian Challenges and Opportunities

Tutorials: http://www.ieeeghtc.org/event/tutorials-2013

  1. Off-Grid Power – Analysis and Practice
  2. Building Affordable Community Networks 

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