On March 24th, 2017, Intel and the Edison Innovation Foundation officially announced the winners of the 2017 “Tommy” award, named in honor of the great inventor, Thomas Edison. The winners are selected because they have used the Intel® Edison multi-function module in ways that epitomize the spirit and creativity of Edison. Here are the honorees.
America and Penelope Lopez are known as the “The CyberCode Twins”. As Latina twin sisters born and raised in East Los Angeles, Now, they are on a mission to make communities safer thru wearable tech and mobile apps. Using Intel Edison, they built a device called Beacon of Hope designed to help in the fight against human trafficking. [For more info: Beacon of Hope]
Dana Lewis, Scott Leibrand and Morgan Redfield for their work on the OpenAPS / 900 Mhz board. Keeping diabetic children alive at night. [For more info: WSJ Article – Tech Savvy Family Uses Home Built Diabetes]
Dr. Ryan Kastner and Antonella Wilby, researchers from the University of California, San Diego who built an artificially intelligent camera technology, powered by an Intel Edison module, that could lead to autonomous monitoring systems for tracking endangered species. [For more info: Smart Underwater Imaging Aims to Save Endangered Marine Species]
Congratulations to all!
The Intel® Edison multi-function module is a tiny, SD-card-sized powerhouse designed for building Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable computing products. The Edison module contains a high-speed, dual-core processing unit, integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, low energy, storage and memory, and a broad spectrum of input/output (I/O) options for interfacing with user systems. Because of its small footprint and low power consumption, the Edison module is an ideal choice for projects that need a lot of processing power without being connected to a power supply. All this can lower the barriers to entry for a range of inventors, entrepreneurs, and consumer product designers.