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Minimally Invasive Software
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R&D for Social Good

 

Analog Labs is a space to prototype software & hardware and study how it can be applied to benefit others.

MISSION:

1. Dissemination Knowledge

2. Apply Knowledge for Social Good

3. Be Sustainable

 
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Case 1

Roger lives in San Francisco and suffers from dementia. He can no longer operate “Smart Phones" and needs a simpler way to communicate with his children in Orange County.

EDUCATIONAL GOALS

  1. Build a screen-less phone simple enough for Roger to use.

  2. Learn how mobile phones work.

  3. Program a GSM modem.

 
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Case 2

Teams of clinical specialists, therapists, and social workers round on hospitalized patients and collaboratively develop treatment plans.

EDUCATIONAL GOALS

  1. Understand how healthcare professionals communicate in hospitals and clinics and recognize opportunities to improve.

  2. Learn how to map indoor and outdoor areas.

  3. Build a device that can facilitate how healthcare professionals communicate and care for patients.

 

 

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 CASE 3

Your workplace is 2 miles from the nearest BART Station, and parking spots are expensive and few in number.

EDUCATIONAL GOALS

  1. To analyze existing bike, car and scooter-sharing programs and their impact on communities.

  2. To design a bike share program that improves the health of individuals and communities.

  3. To learn how to build a mobile internet-connected GPS tracker.

 
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Learn how to make your own mobile phone, camera, and location tracker.

Our DIY Kits come with everything you need to prototype internet-connected devices and are endlessly customizable.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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These projects are a starting point for further innovation. We invite you to get involved by:

  • Applying these projects to benefit your community,

  • Securely archiving your work in the Lab Notebook.

  • Improving on projects by writing source code, drafting 3D models, and designing illustrations.

 
 
 
 
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge
— Albert Einstein
 
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