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R&D for Social Good

 

Analog Labs is an industrial design and materials applied research group.

MISSION:

1. Disseminate 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 cannot operate “Smart Phones" and needs a better way to communicate with his children in Orange County.

EDUCATIONAL GOALS

  1. Build a screen-less phone suitable for Roger.

  2. Program a GSM modem.

  3. 3D print a circuit board.

 
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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. Design the implementation of 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. Analyze existing bike, car and scooter-sharing programs and their impact on communities.

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

  3. Fabricate a 3D-printed bicycle.

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