Five funded projects focused on society’s adaptation around the challenges of the pandemic, seizing on the opportunities for engineers to redesign more resilient, inclusive and sustainable systems that are fit for the future.
Awardee Case Studies
Efficient and interactive scheduling of cancer treatments during a pandemic: Professor Francesca Toni, Imperial College London (UK)
Professor Toni is tackling the challenges of treatment scheduling and personnel management on busy hospital wards.
A software tool will support non-COVID-19 patients by empowering healthcare practitioners to interactively schedule medical appointments while considering dynamically changing circumstances.
VBraille. A platform to connect schools & engineers for quality education: Dr Luz Eliana Vallejo, EIA University Medellin (Colombia)
Stay-at-home orders have created unprecedented challenges for students and teachers across the world. But few have felt the consequences as keenly as learners with disabilities.
Vbraille is a braille keyboard designed to enable blind and visually impaired students to connect remotely with their teachers and receive high quality virtual education both during and after the pandemic.