The senior capstone design team of Asad Akbany, Kasper Kuo, Nicholas Leung, and Karen Cheng has been selected to attend the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative University in Florida this March.
Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, university representatives, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges.
The capstone team worked on a project to detect the operational status of LPG stoves in developing countries, along with client sponsor Lisa Thompson, Assistant Professor at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute KL2 and Global Health Sciences Faculty Scholar in Family Health Care Nursing, UCSF.
Their project created an unobtrusive LPG stove usage monitor with wireless data collection capabilities, to help spread the adoption of low-pollution LPG stoves. Traditional cooking stoves can contribute to the high prevalence of respiratory disease due to their emission of carbon monoxide and particulate.