Agenda

Agenda

The NAE’s virtual incubator is facilitating development of hundreds of ideas for ways engineering can help address various aspects of the current pandemic, catalyzing collaboration amongst a multi-generational range of engineers – from students in the NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Program to cutting edge researchers in the Frontiers of Engineering program to eminent members of the NAE itself – as well as other disciplines.

The five initial presentations below will each be followed by Q&A with the panel. Audience members will have an opportunity to submit comments in an ongoing chat.

June 26, 2020
01:30 PM – 03:00 PM
Wearable sensors for remote monitoring of COVID-19 Patients
A first-of-its-kind wearable bandage incorporating a wireless sensor that could monitor five vital signs pertinent to the COVID-19 patients, enabling better isolation of patients and enhanced data collection. Q&A with the panel
01:30 PM – 03:00 PM
Handless door opener
An international team of students who met at a Global Grand Challenges Summit in London, will present a design for a foot-operated door opener compatible with lever and knob latch handles. Q&A with the panel
01:30 PM – 03:00 PM
More efficient and effective COVID-19 vaccine delivery
An innovation to administer considerably smaller doses of vaccine using needleless delivery directly into the skin, where immunological response is enhanced, through a mechanism that could allow immunization of more people per batch.
01:30 PM – 03:00 PM
At-home diagnostics for COVID-19 Infection and Immunity
A single paper-based test, like a pregnancy-test, would show an instant color change if either you are currently or have previously been infected with COVID-19. Q&A with the panel
01:30 PM – 03:00 PM
Self-disinfecting N-95 masks
Traditional masks trap COVID19 in filter fibers sitting directly atop the nose and mouth. As the virus accumulates, infection becomes increasingly likely. The proposed method would integrate a copper coating that is able to destroy both viral and bacterial pathogens without the need for manual disinfection.