Wiining Project - BESKUT
Winner name - Clarissa Concilio
Place - Denmark
Description - Clarissa will talk about her project - Beskut explaining how the refugee children have sleep disturbances, usually under the form of nightmares or difficulties in falling asleep or in sleeping resulting in issues in the intellectual development, memory loss, loss of cognitive functions, leading to a permanent damage in children if left untreated.
Beskut can help improving the well-being of refugee children. It is a soft toy that can be given to all kids at their arrival to the Sprar centres. Beskut emits a beating red light (640nm) that lulls the child to sleep. The gentle movement of the light, simulating a breath, relaxes the child soothing the anxiety and stress caused by the trauma.
Second winning project - Call Out
Second prize winner - Gabriele Gunady and Sang-Il Na
Place - Victoria, Australia
Description - Gabriele and Sang il will talk about the link and upgrade current lifesaver tools in plane/ship to soothe the shock, give directions, and to be seen.
The module consists of 'light-buoy' - huge float made out of photoluminescence material with light emitted helium balloon feature, and 'glow-float' - personal photoluminescence float embedded on each life jacket. In emergency, Light-buoy will instantly inflated once reached water. The glowing balloon will stand out in the dark, creating a meeting node for survivors. It gives a sense of warmth and space in such an unfamiliar setting, while also provide lights for any purpose. Top of balloon emmits SOS signal at night, yet also reflecting sunlight during the day. Naturally, water movement will emphasize reflection's brilliance and hopefully create attention.
Third winning project - Blast
Third prize winner - Mikhael Geordie Amadeus and Priscillia Sanjaya
Place - NSW, Australia
Description - Mikhael and Priscilla will present thier project BLASt which is a smart streetlight system designed to help Australians anticipate the bushfire season. Sensors installed in BLASt monitors local Air Quality Index (AQI), humidity, the temperature in real-time. This information is relayed in the network and communicated to surrounding residents through a combination of LED Lights and E-INK display. In essence, BLASt utilises light to relay information to people affected by the bushfire; giving them more time and information which in turn empowers them to make better decisions and reduce casualty.