IEEE SIGHT Projects

Project Case Studies

IEEE SIGHT groups have been working to solve critical problems within their local community. Take a look at a few highlighted projects from the past year to learn more about what other SIGHT groups are up to, their successes, and lessons they have learned along the way.
CARG Sight

CARG Sight

CARC has conducted research on making rickshaws completely independent of the national grid through the use of solar energy using a newly developed technology.

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BRIDGES Nicaragua

BRIDGES Nicaragua

Enable access to electricity and appropriate technologies for the development of more than 20 underserved communities in the North Atlantic Area of Nicaragua.

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Madras Deep Sea Artisanal Fishers

Madras Deep Sea Artisanal Fishers

The IEEE Artisanal Deep Sea Fishers SIGHT group aims to to tackle projects that improve energy consumption and harm to deep sea artisanal fishers in Madras, India.

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Project Highlights

A more comprehensive list of projects, use the buttons to filter projects by location.

In this project, we propose the Implementation (testbed) of a Hybrid Wireless Ad Hoc Network Design to ensure communication means in order to: grasp the information in a disaster area, contribute to resident’s safety and deliver goods on the occurrence of a disaster.

Project Location: Nicaragua

SIGHT Group Affiliation: TIC SIGHT Nicaragua

Group Contact/More Information: marao@ibw.com.ni

The project consists of the recovery of a park that has been forgotten for the past decade, even becoming a hostile environment for the people living close by. Neighbors, foundations like META and CONAF and the PUCV university have partnered to carry forward the mission of embellishing the space with a playground, games, and even an orchard. The last remaining step is to install lighting.

Project Location: Chile

SIGHT Group Affiliation: PUCV SIGHT

The ICTCCD are physical and multi-functional technical spaces serving more than 21 communities of the RAAN region in Nicaragua. The main objective of the collaborative and technological space is to provide an educational and productive relationship among farmers, villagers and families living in isolated remote communities that lack of electricity and internet access, also will provide a social and inter-cultural component to promote dialogue and exchange among users and will help to restructure the community development plans. This program is in partnership with INGES, a non-profit organization from Nicaragua and IEEE SIGHT Bridges volunteers will be a long term project (10 years) under the supervision of INGES personnel, volunteers and community leaders and aims to identify the current needs and challenges in the communities.

Project Location: Nicarauga

Group Contact/More Information: mario.ale1@gmail.com

This SIGHT project will benefit the Seetharampuram village in Andhra Pradesh, India. The village’s population of 300 families have a problem of wild boars that destroy their crops, so this team will install a laser system that automatically detects the animals before they enter the field and will scare them away by flashing lights and an alarm. Every time the animals trigger the device a different sound and light pattern will be generated so that the animals won’t get used to it. It will also send a message to a connected phone to warn the farmers, who can go and check their fields if necessary.

Project Location: India

SIGHT Group Affiliation: Humanitarian Technologies (HuT) SIGHT

Currently learning difficulties in the field of higher education, they are the main cause of dropout for hearing impaired people in Colombia , significantly reducing their chances in the professional field .This research aims to develop learning strategies for mobile and industrial robotics for the deaf.To achieve this objective ICT education and teaching tools in virtual environments are designed in conjunction with classroom training, they facilitate learning and improve cognitive processes in deaf students as part of the investigation.The expected research results are a greater degree of ownership and generation of knowledge by deaf students , which impact on their degree of social inclusion and level of labor skills through the Information Technology and Communications . the development of robotic prototypes by deaf students by Legos.The next expected result is the use of the Nao robot, because this robot has been devoted to research for the treatment of cognitive development .

Project Location: Colombia

SIGHT Group Affiliation: SIGHT Colombia

Group Contact/More Information: tnuncirag@ecci.edu.co

Main purpose of this study is to find out the urban heat index and air quality of Islamabad area by exploiting ground-based and satellite observations. Further focus will be on to explore their plausible causes and association with the particulate matter and their effects in changing climate of the cities. Climate warming affects human health in many ways through affecting surrounding environment and both natural and social ecosystems on regional to local scales.

Project Location: Islamabad

SIGHT Group Affiliation: IEEE SIGHT Islamabad Section

Group Contact/More Information: harisuzaman@ieee.org

Around 250 million people in the world today are living with disabilities. More often than not, the challenges faced by these individuals in their day to day lives are not addressed by conventional design or engineering industries due to inability to profitably commercialize on the highly variable needs of this demographic. But lack of profitability doesn’t mean these challenges don’t deserve to be addressed. IEEE SIGHT along with its global partners will collaborate towards hosting a Makeathon event.The event will bring together 10 teams of talented engineers, designers, and 10 persons living with disabilities to take on neglected challenges over a 72 hour period. In the month leading up to the makeathon event, teams will plan and design their projects. During the event, teams will be provided with fabrication and prototyping facilities as well as a micro grant ($750/team) for materials. Teams are expected to manufacture and present a functional prototype by the end of the event.

Project Location: Canada

SIGHT Group Affiliation: IEEE SIGHT Southern Alberta Section

Group Contact/More Information: anis.b.arfi@gmail.com

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