Keeping in the mind my reflection from Day-5 here regarding implementing a Design Thinking/Hackathon exercise around the current pandemic in my Engineering for Social Good course, I will begin by providing a few examples (see below) to students of various needs that have surfaced and innovations that are being developed to address those needs. My hope is such examples will inspire thinking as students embark on their own solution prototypes. (click here for a list of more design challenges). One idea is to start our own "Hackathon" in the spirit of similar ones like this, this, and this.
Need: COVID-19 Symptom/Action advice
Innovation: Apple COVID-19 Screening application.
Need: Door Handle Protection
Innovation: Hands-Free 3D Printed Door Openers
Need: Hospital Inquiry Management
Innovation: AI Hospital Switchboard Control