Hk Maker Lab – For Students

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Hk Maker Lab – For Students

 

Hk Maker Lab is committed to providing engaging and meaningful engineering design experiences to New York City high school students. The Hk Maker Lab summer program brings together 24 students from around the city for six weeks of hands-on learning at Columbia’s department of Biomedical Engineering. Students work in teams to identify a health problem, develop and test a functional prototype, and develop a business plan around their device. The program culminates in a pitch event, where student teams present their work to distinguished members of the biotech community. Particularly successful projects may even be incubated at the state-of-the-art facilities at Harlem Biospace. Exemplary students are eligible for a paid internship in a biotech company or research lab at Columbia.

8/1/17 - Brainstorming

Our students are hard at work brainstorming ideas for their engineering design projects!

Meet our 2017 Hk Maker Lab Cohort

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Diana_Albarracin

Diana Albarracin

Astoria, Queens

Tabassum_Bhuiyan

Tabassum Bhuiyan

Brooklyn

Jeanette_Garzon_Terreros

Jeanette Garzon Terreros

Brooklyn

Daniella_Jiminez

Daniella Jimenez

Harlem

Beatrice_Mhando

Beatrice Mhando

Manhattan

Madeha_Ramisa

Madeha Ramisa

Queens

Marco_Tipiani

Marco Tipiani

Bronx

Makayla_Baccus

Makayla Baccus

Bronx

Nirupa_Deen

Nirupa Deen

Bronx

Tasfia_Haque

Tasfia Haque

Bronx

Hayley_Jones

Hayley Jones

Bronx

Mackenzie_Morrison

Mackenzie Morrison

Brooklyn

Safah_Tariq

Safah Tariq

Brooklyn

Walter_Villa

Walter Villa

Queens

Henry_Zheng

Henry Zheng

Queens

Lyrick_Batista

Lyrick Batista

Manhattan

Ginika_Egonu

Ginikachukwu Egonu

Queens

Tristan_Herrod

Tristan Herrod

Manhattan

Miah_Marshall

Miah Marshall

Brooklyn

Michael_Okrah

Michael Okrah

Bronx

Sadia_Tasnim

Sadia Tasnim

Brooklyn

Anika_Wahid

Anika Wahid

Bronx


Cathalert

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Problem

Safely inserting IVs without passing through the vein can be challenging even for experienced nurses and doctors.

Solution

Pressure-based sensor system that alerts the user once the IV has safely entered the vein.


4Sight

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Problem

White canes do not help the visually impaired to detect obstacles above waist level.

Solution

Glasses-mounted ultrasonic rangefinders alert the wearer to head-level obstacles.


Helios

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Problem

Football players can reach dangerous body temperatures during summer practices, risking injury.

Solution

Small mouthguard-integrated thermometer that can be read remotely by a coach or trainer.


DreamBeat

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Problem

People with sleep apnea can stop breathing spontaneously during sleep, often without waking.

Solution

Comfortable, unobtrusive heart- and breathing-rate monitor can alert the patient to dangerous apnic events. 


Ceraqua

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Problem

Potable water can be difficult to produce in low-resource setting.

Solution

Cheap, easy-to-operate, and fast manual water filtration system.


Dust Buster

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Problem

People in highly polluted cities have no way of monitoring local air quality.

Solution

Wrist-wearable particulate detector that can alert the user to dangerous levels of pollution.