Quote of the week: “GO Banana”

The last two weeks we spend at CERN in Switzerland at the 2 weeks intensive program. We had a full program. Many interesting lectures and very very very very very many ideation sessions. It was sometimes exhausting, but looking back we all agree that we have learned an incredible amount not only personally but also as a team and have developed further. We got to know and love many different personalities. We can talk about friendships.

During the different sessions we developed a lot of ideas and mockups. We tried to fulfill the SDG goal “Good health and Wellbeing” with CERN technology. 

We have developed these ideas:

  • Poster design for Womens Health in 2030 about a stress free society
  • Nitrate vaccum cleaner
  • Foodlooker
  • Zeta Cells
  • ComImmunity
  • a closed water cycle
  • future scenario clothing
  • Disa 
  • Stress measure for stress
  • stress free connecting chip
  • PurePost

With some of the ideas we have been in R1, the Cern cafeteria,  and collected feedback from different Cern physicists diligently. Based on this feedback we developed three ideas. First, the Vacuum Cleaner to filter nitrate from groundwater and guarantee clean drinking water quality. The Foodlooker, which offers the end consumer a certain security about the quality of his food. At final solution we developed ComImmunity, a global sharing immun memory database. For our final presentation at IdeaSquare we decided to go with the Foodlooker and ComImmunity. 

To dig deeper we would like to explain you shortly how our Foodlooker works. The footlocker is a wearable device and it is non-invasive. From the outside it looks similar to a normal smart device. Until 2030 we can imagine that the Footlooker works as follows. Inside the bracelet there is a broadband light source that generates light in different wavelengths. This light then hits the product. The reflection of the light is  detected and analyzed in the bracelet where it is broken down into its spectral components. The spectrum is then analyzed and the germs can be deduced. As a detector we use the CERN micro pattern silicon detector.
ComImmunity includes an implant and a database. The implant detects the outbreak of a disease and the type of disease. When the body is able to fight the disease naturally by forming antibodies, the information about the composition of the antibodies and the associated disease is loaded into a global database. If the implant detects that a disease is not being successfully treated, the implant sends a request to the database. The database sends the appropriate antibody information to treat the disease to the implant. This information is then sent into the immune memory of the diseased body. This enables the body to fight the disease naturally by forming antibodies. The CERN technology used here is called Invenio, it is a integrated digital library and repository system. With this system not only viral diseases could be fought, but all physical diseases. The system would reduce drug waste and make vaccinations and antibiotics unnecessary.
Of course we did some fancy things as well. For our first excursion to particle physics we went to the Cern-“Scool” where we builded a cloud chamber to make particles like α-particles  and β-particles visible. We visited the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) which was definitely one of our highlights! To get a bit more political we visited the UN as well and learned a bit more about the SDG Goals and how they work on it. We as well took care of our physical well-being. We had two SUDS which were amazing!!! Every team cooked something typical from their country. Last but not least we had a delicious fondue at the Lake of Geneva.
Thanks for the incredible two weeks. We will miss you very much. We love you.