Contextual Challenges (Encouraging a healthy lifestyle (A device that is…
Encouraging a healthy lifestyle
A device that periodically reminds the user to reapply sun cream that could be programmed to do so with the use of an LDR and either haptic or light feedback when it is time to apply sun cream
A device that is programmed to encourage one to hydrate themselves more frequently, sends a signal every so often to tell the user to drink a cup of water.
A device that could count how many cups of wter you have drank, every time you drink a cup you press a button,
Connects to a counting circuit and seven segment display.
Device could be carried on person's body.
Number of times could be adjusted by the user.
A device that can be programmed to time how long someone has walked for. It can also be programmed to have a preset time for a walk. Produces a vibration at the beginning to signify it starting and produce one at the end to signify it stopping.
Aiding people in developing countries.
Motorised fan that is activated by solar power
A dynamo that acts as a temporary generator
A renewable source of energy, although temporary, can be used to power small appliances
Could have a capacitor attached to store charge for later use.
Could use gravitational potential energy to rotate the dynamo.
Using GPE means less effort from humans, could be achieved by attaching a weight.
A solar powered battery charger
Doesn't require mains electricity, some developing countries may not have reliable access to mains electricity.
Aiding people who do not have access to new resources such as batteries and this would help them reuse things that they already have.
Helpful for developing countries that live in hot, sunny climate.
Helping people with disabilities
A vibration to alert the deaf person of a sound.
Could be combined with a light output.
A wireless communication device that converts sound to light.
Connects to a doorbell, and when bell is pressed a small light is activated alerting the deaf person.
Proximity sensor on a walking stick.
having a walking stick with a proximity sensor that detects how close a blind person is to an obstacle., if too close to an object an output is sent out either in the form of a sound or a vibration.
Electronic device to help blind people learn braille
Using prerecorded voices and sounds to help blind people navigate a braille keyboard ( e.g. when a key is pressed the corresponding letter is said)