Overview of 2018 SDG Summer School
This project is a summary of agenda, project summaries and slides, promotional material and associated media.
The motivation of the SDG Summer School 2018 is to focus on projects in the field of mobile health (m-health). In collaboration with Be He@lthy, Be Mobile launched by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the World Health Organization (WHO), our students work on team-based problem solving and hands-on prototype development.
We also encourage our students to work on how to conceive ways to use open data, crowdsourcing technologies, and low-cost open source solutions to tackle sustainable development in ways that even schoolchildren can participate in, and develop prototypes suitable for deployment.
The 2018 SDG Summer School projects are:
The goal of the project MotoSafe is to improve motorcycle safety by offering affordable and non-distracting technology. With the device, riders can plot the location of accidents, unsafe turns, or other road hazards. When other riders near this plotted location or any black spot (location where accidents have historically happened), their wristband will vibrate, signaling the rider of an unsafe area ahead. This technology has the power to increase safety and sense of community among motorcyclists.
A CleanAir Greece is a project tackling a major problem for public health in Greece: non-compliance with smoke-free laws in public places (venues, indoor offices, health care facilities etc). The core of the project is to develop an easy-to-use web application to help reduce the amount of exposure to secondhand smoke indoors. Generally speaking, non-compliance with smoke-free laws can be caused by several interrelated factors such as a lack of financial and human resources (necessary to run inspections), a lack of data (necessary to know what is really going on in terms of compliance) or a general lack of commitment from public authorities.
The project is designed to first reduce the “lack of data” in order to influence other factors and obstacles for the enforcement of compliance with the smoke-free laws. Being able to collect and map accurate data through crowdsourcing would enable different actors like public authorities, NGOs or individuals to get a clear picture about the current situation of smoking inside public places. Subsequently, they could start developing new strategies to avoid or reduce it. Without accurate data, however, reduction of secondhand smoke in public places would be nearly impossible. A CleanAir Greece believes that crowdsourcing is an innovative approach for improving compliance with smoke-free laws and reducing the damages of secondhand smoke on the Greek society.
Why secondhand smoke?
A CleanAir Greece is not designed for preventing individuals from smoking but to reduce the effects of passive smoke on non-smokers. Scientific evidence has unequivocally established that there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. It is indeed likely to directly cause deaths, diseases and disabilities among individuals. Moreover, societies and health care systems can also indirectly suffer from it. Ensuring totally smoke-free environments in public places is therefore the only way for protecting the general public from the damages of secondhand smoke.
A CleanAir Greece is starting out in Greece due to several reasons. First, strict indoor smoke-free laws for public places have been adopted a long time ago but their implementation is still lacking. Secondly, several players have also been working actively on raising the public’s awareness about the detrimental effect of secondhand smoke. As a result, public surveys show that the number of people supporting smoking bans and asking for their enforcement is very high. Moreover, an efficient, wide-spread tool for collecting accurate data about non-complying public places is still missing. All of these reasons justify the choice of Greece as a favorable place for this project.
The A CleanAir Greece team consists of two university students who started this project during the Open17challenge and are now fully working on it during the 2 months SDG summer school.
Jonathan Martin is a swiss social science undergraduate student at the University of Geneva. Although his major is in Political Science, he also attends other complementary lectures in order to have a clearer and broader picture of the main issues that Social Sciences are tackling (e.g. Political Economy, Economic History and Geography). He has a strong interest in the main challenges regarding the development of our future society and is therefore working on a project related to the SDGs (Social Development Goals) together with another student, Jonas Kühl. Jonas is currently studying in a master’s program in Standardization, Social Regulation and Sustainable Development at University of Geneva. His background is in Political Science but especially spending a few years in China after his undergraduate studies has facilitated his interest in topics related to sustainability and his decision to focus particularly on such issues in his further studies. Moreover, his main professional experience is in the field of international relations where he interned with different institutions like GIZ, the German chamber or the foreign office of a well-known German political foundation (Konrad Adenauer Foundation).
To advance the landing of AI medical service, to eliminate the imbalance of medical resources
1. Communicate with Chinese patients and doctors-Feasibility, App feedback
2. Communicate with relevant AI practitioners - Technical issues
3. Establish a new hardware system, complete the software and hardware connections