Current Projects

TitleDescription of ProjectStatus
A Multi-Dose Autoinjector Many current autoinjectors allow for the delivery of a set dosage of a drug to be performed by either the patient or non-medical personnel. However, these products are typically designed for single-use, permitting only one dosage of a drug. This prototype not only aims to foster the straightforward operation of autoinjectors but also to allow for multiple dosages of a drug. Full
Affordable Leg Splint We are prototyping a cheap and easy to use leg splint that also has a device that pulls out the leg to reset the bones. Full
AM Women Magazine AM Women is an online lifestyle and fashion magazine for American Muslim women between the ages of 17 and 23. The topics discussed in the majority of magazines both on and offline do not speak to the experiences of the average American Muslim woman, and therefore, there is a gap in the market. To fill this gap, this magazine will be the leading source that captures the American Muslim woman experience and provides useful tips and advice about fashion, beauty, religion, culture, relationships, food, education, career, etc. It will address the various needs and issues that arise from the hybridization of these two cultures and identities through insightful articles, advice columns, personal blogs and stories from its readers. It will help American Muslim women everywhere find and maintain a balance in their lives that helps them stay true to themselves while still being trendy. Open
Automatic Artist A tracking device that draws what the user would like to draw, despite his or her disabilities. Full
Automatic Clothes Stain-Remover Applicant Our project is a prototype, four-axis CNC machine, that can recognize stains on solid colored clothes without patterns, and automatically dispense a stain remover to the affected area. Full
AutoScribe Our product consists of a CNC motion axis and a pre-programmed set of letters which can then be transmitted through the axis and onto paper as a form of automated "hand"-writing. The main purpose of our product is to efficiently personalize important documents and letters. Full
BankBR Internet banking app that is designed to aid users with budgeting their finances. Full
Barbell Motion Tracker We are developing a specialized device to track the bar path of a barbell when it is in motion. Open
Baseball Protective Headgear A product designed for youth baseball players, pitchers specifically, to protect their heads from "comeback" line drives. Full
BASH - Biodigester Aided Solutions in Haiti This project aims to coordinate with the Haiti Development Studies Center at UMass Lowell to promote the implementation of biodigester technology in and around Les Cayes, Haiti. We have a three-phase plan to evaluate existing units in Haiti, develop additional units, and sustain their operation through long-term connections with maintenance personnel. Full
Bio-Catheter The device is a bio-catheter whose function is to detect a potentially harmful biofilm growing on the inside of the catheter tube. Tiny vesicles would line the inside of the tube containing a dye that would be released in the presence of a biofilm. The user would then know from the color change of the urine that they are at risk of developing a urinary tract infection. At this point ,the patient would return to the doctor to get a new Foley catheter. Full
Bio-Catheter The device is a bio-catheter whose function is to detect a potentially harmful biofilm growing on the inside of the catheter tube. Tiny vesicles would line the inside of the tube containing a dye that would be released in the presence of a biofilm. The user would then know from the color change of the urine that they are at risk of developing a urinary tract infection. At this point ,the patient would return to the doctor to get a new Foley catheter. Full
Biometric Toilet - a health monitoring device A device that resides in the toilet, monitoring key indicators of health over time. Think "Fitbit" for the lavatory, anticipating future health problems before they happen. Open
Biophlox e-commerce portal Full
BioSimulator This project is aimed to anticipate the effect of chemical molecules on receptors and their effect on expression of cells, by using a computer application. By integrating different libraries of cell organelles functions it can be made possible to predict the outcomes of different molecules before testing them in vivo/invitro. This will help save money, work and time in drug discovery process. Open
Blade Cutter Prototype We will be using CNC axes with Matlab programming to run a code that cuts out a specified blade of precise dimensions. Full
Blind Enabler This project is a combination of three concepts which in turn creates a very unique robot. I designed and built an Infrared receiver circuit with a phototransistor and operational amplifiers that detects a reflected IR signal. Moreover, I created a whole wireless controlled terrain motored vehicle. Furthermore, I designed and built this project from scratch; using only discrete components (resistors, P & N-MOSFETs, etc.) an H-bridge to drive 6 DC motors for 6 wheel Terrain Trekker vehicle controlled by an Arduino board receiving control signals via ZigBee wireless-receiver. Then I built a remote controller using another Arduino wired to a ZigBee wireless-transmitter. I programmed the Arduino and the transmitter/receiver. There is also facial detection to detect the owner’s face. The point of this project is to help the blind navigate themselves instead of using an unreliable dog. Full
Breathe project This project will focus on the planting of trees and how that addresses economic, community, health, and environmental development. Open
Breezy - an air quality monitor and alert system Air pollution is becoming a global problem, but the air quality in our own homes can be 5x worse than the air outside. Learn if your home's air is safe with Breezy, which provides real-time air quality monitoring you can track with your phone or online. Breezy will also alert you when the air is unsafe. Breath easier with Breezy. Full
Bringing Children's Opportunities to Adults Children's hospitals have some of the most advanced and holistic practices in the medical field. Some examples include, activity rooms on nearly every floor, with volunteers that go door to door, and allowing family members to sleep over. I would like to find a team to help me design an activity cart that can either be wheeled between rooms, or stationary and present in every room, in adult hospitals. Open
cheesy A new program to be offered at Umass Lowell where different clubs work together on one project. The project is a food kiosk selling Paninis/grilled cheese to students set up in university crossings. Each club will have different responsibilities in the operations of the kiosk. Open
Chemo Care Pack A care package designed for patients undergoing chemotherapy. We aim to provide activities and comfort items for chemotherapy patients. Open
Clean Air Algae A way to reduce localized carbon footprints in an effort to slow climate change in order to allow more time for alternative energies to emerge. Full
Clean Closet: Seams for your dreams Clean Closet is a prototype thrift store where business casual clothes for men and women would be donated and then sold at an affordable price for those in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The purpose of the store is to give addicts who are working hard at getting and staying clean a hand in pulling them out of the vicious cycle of addiction and help them take the necessary steps toward accomplishing the career goals that they once had and maybe thought were no longer possible. Clean closet would be the next stepping-stone for addicts in recovery to achieve their dreams and would work hand in hand with halfway houses to place them in jobs. Clean Closet would be a place for addicts to acquire the wardrobe, resume, interview skills, and training needed to become desirable candidates for various long-term positions. Open
Coffee Maker Project will prepare iced coffee for the user. Full
Create more job options for international students The main idea of this project is that to create more on-campus jobs for international students. Increasing probability of getting involved and experiencing. International students should have more options to choose. Open
Crowdsourcing Dating Profile Advice We will crowdsource dating profile advice. People are embarrassed to ask their friends of the opposite sex of how their dating profile is. Open
Cyborg Cyborg is a Hybrid Musical Instrument, designed to transform any object into a touch sensitive musical instrument. The concept might be a bit hard to understand since this is the first of its kind. The user can select any sound from a sound bank. Such a versatile device finds enormous applications in the Music Industry and is a great way for beginners to learn music. Cyborg also greatly reduces the cost of setting up a professional level drum set, since it can be substituted for a plethora of percussion instruments. Full
Date Rape Preventer (D.R.P.) A reusable bottle cap for the purpose of increasing the prevention of contaminates enter a bottled beverage. Full
DifferenceMaker I do not have a specified project yet, I am still brainstorming but I do consider this my official entry into the challenge. (Text me if you're looking for a crew) Full
Drone Aid A device that will attach to a drone and deliver first-aid for those who need it in a natural disaster Full
Education for transient population: the case of subsaharian region in Africa The idea began with a simple question "How does a society educates a transient population, in a most effective manner?" In Chad (Africa), there is a group of nomadic population, whose main activity 365 days around the clock, is to follow their cattle throughout the country territories, in order to feed and raise their animals. This situation makes it difficult to provide a traditional classroom type of education to their children. This lack of education is a cause of huge disadvantages: impossibility to get the kids educated, waste of scarce GoC resources, difficult integration with the communities, this nomadic population encountered in their paths, not to mention the many conflicts created between the sedentary and nomadic populations in this part of Africa. A solution to this problem will have a considerable effect on the concerned population, and could cascade to other similar group of people in the world. I would like to solve this problem by using available technological tools (internet, Wi-Fi, solar panels, I-pads, etc.) along with a clever education program, that will result to a final designed product which is affordable and accessible by this population. Open
Empower'd This project is an organization with the focus to make communities better by having a community outreach program and a homeless outreach program. It is our hope that we can transform communities through involving residents, students, and other organizations that are committed to community development Open
eNABLE Lowell eNABLE Lowell is a group that creates 3D printed prosthetic hands for kids in need. Open
eNABLE Lowell Developing 3D printed prosthetic devices for children with limb differences Full
ESW Smoothie Cart Engineers for a Sustainable World is building a 100% green smoothie cart, powered by a bicycle. We intend to serve smoothies to UML and benefit our community in the process! Open
Expect An application that facilitates communication between referring facilities/emergency medical services and accepting inpatient/emergency units. Open
EZRemoval Two major problems of today’s solar panels are low efficiency and shading caused by snow. When the snow covers the surface of solar panels, output power goes to zero. The new “EZRemoval” device has two parts; Smart Albedo and Snow Removal that can increase efficiency of solar panels by automatically removing snow from the surface of a solar panel. This will limit the shading and increase energy efficiency. Also, by using this device more electricity will be produced through the reflection of the Smart Albedo. Open
Flaire by invisaWear Technologies Flaire is a wearable device which connects to a smart phone via Bluetooth. With the simple push of a button, Flaire sends help messages and location information to predetermined emergency contacts. Additionally, this device can attached to an existing accessory, creating a discrete way of contacting help by avoiding drawing attention to the user. Full
Fluid Cart Incubator After discovering research that proved warmed fluids are significantly more beneficial to patients who are receiving fluid therapy, I wanted to find a way to increase the use of warmed fluids in the clinical setting. All facilities I have been to have a small incubator for fluids that would not accommodate the entire floor. I want to design a cart for fluids that is movable just like the carts many hospitals use, but also warms the fluids. If I can make this a reality I believe warmed fluids will be easily provided to patients who would benefit. Open
Flying First Aid We are going to create an egg shaped pod that can be delivered by helicopter to areas with lost communication after a natural disaster strikes. The pod will be able to carry medical supplies and be equipped with a satellite radio that will be able to put victims in contact with medical help. dispatchers will be able to instruct the victims of how to treat basic medical issues, in the case that medical help cannot reach them in a timely fashion. The dispatcher will control the opening doors of the pod. Full
Follow the Sun We will be developing a solar panel that I'll adjust it's position throughout the day to track the sun increasing the panels overall efficiency. Open
Get Girls Going Get Girls Going works to maximize the success of teen girls by empowering them through mentorship, education and wellness. Get Girls Going serves as a support system for high potential, minority and or low income Girls in high school who have a lack of support and therefore need support to succeed. Full
Get Girls Going Inc Get Girls Going works to maximize the success of teen girls by empowering them through mentorship, education and wellness. Get Girls Going serves as a support system for high potential, minority and or low income Girls in high school who have a lack of support and therefore need support to succeed. Full
Green Burial Film Screening and Resource Showcase Green Burial offers alternatives to those concerned about the environmental impact of funeral practices. This event will offer an introduction to available resources and philosophies. Open
Haiti Waste Management Create a solution for waste in Haiti that would provide economic, educational and environmental benefits. Full
HeadsUp! HeadsUp! aims to wake you up better by getting you to sleep faster, improving sleep quality, and creating a less-disruptive awakening experience. Full
How ya feelin? How ya feelin? is an art therapy app I am currently designing for middle school and high school age children. They will tell the app how they're feeling by clicking on one of the icons and then receive two creative prompts. The creative prompts are designed to help the people cope with their emotion and any other issues they could be facing. Open
I Look It Up This is a search engine using images and audio clips instead of text search. We usually see things around us like an insect while hiking or we watch/listen to a short clip from a movie or a documentary on social media and it get us very interested to watch the whole thing, which leaves us typing few times on a regular search engine before finding the right answer or not at all. That is why inserting an audio clip, a short video or image to pull up all the information including the name of what we are looking for. Open
i-Ventory Cost to stock inventory of maintenance, repairs and operations item can run into several millions for manufacturing company and traditionally most have been doing same. i-Ventory will employ a novel strategy to virtually connect company stockrooms with MRO items suppliers, where MRO items will be order and deliver just in time thereby reducing inventory costs. Open
Impruvify Impruvify is a mobile application that will allow students and faculty to submit improvement ideas for their university. Open
Kinder Minds The problem we want to solve is how prevalent bullying is in schools by using online challenges to build on student's compassion and respect towards their peers. Full
Life monitoring wristband This device is aimed towards users with life threatening health conditions. A specially developed wristband or smartwatch sends distress signal when users heartbeat stops. Open
liveGreen Our idea is to design a website that will allow users to find ways to live a more environmentally friendly life. It will provide users with various resources about green living, such as where to find organic local restaurants and grocery stores, where to buy solar panels locally, and options about water and power conserving appliances. Our goal is to provide an easy way for people to learn how to live an eco-friendly life without having to do all the research on their own. Open
LoreBooks LoreBooks allows writers to publish stories using the HoloLens as 3D holograms, similar to how Pokemon Go works. Open
LoreBooks - Mixed Reality Literature Using the HoloLens to turn e-books and pdfs into 3D augmented reality books, a hybrid experience between print books and e-books. Open
Lost + Found Lost + Found aims to solve the problem of losing day to day items such as wallets, backpacks, purses, and keys through an app on your mobile device. Open
Love for Refugees My project idea is website (and app) that is used to help refugees who need help adjusting to a new home. Open
MAJOR Discovery Community Action Initiative. Goal: Create a hands-on college major/career path discovery program at LHS or local community high school. Help young people find what they love to do or want to do sooner in life! Open
MealMe A service that provides low-income students with a tool that lists events happening within the greater Lowell area that provide free food, drink and entertainment to save money and encourage community engagement. Open
MPH: Maybe Phones Hurt This project is designed to prevent not only texting and driving but also social media and driving. The idea is simple; utilize the technology Snapchat has given us of determining how fast we are moving, and use it to know when a person is driving a car. By doing this we can prevent texts and social media while driving a vehicle. Open
Music For All A Special needs band and orchestra program that would pair special needs students with UML Music Students in order to teach them music in a one on one setting and also in a group setting, and eventually putting on a concert. Open
MuV Our idea is called MuV, a contraption that will attach to backpacks allowing easy access to be rolled. The goal of this prototype is to act as a lightweight accessory that reduces stress on the spine specifically. This prototype will consist of a platform underneath the backpack that allows the user to roll it without straining their joints. Open
Nursing Difference Makers Project We would like to make a rug that you place at the exit of a unit in a hospital that would sanitize the bottom of the shoes so that germs cannot be tracked through the halls and other units. Open
One Operator Stretcher A telescopic backpack stretcher. Full
Oxygen Plus This project is comprised of business students as well as engineering students to solve the problem for a patient in need of oxygen 24/7. The most common delivery system requires long tubing for moving between rooms.  We aim to solve this with a low cost solution to the hazards of oxygen tubing in the home. Engineers have begun working on prototype. Full
Ping-Pong Ball Launcher Educational tool for launching small objects such as ping-pong balls. It will use user-inputted values to decide the launching force and angle. The launcher will utilize CNC axes, MATLAB programming, and rubber bands for the launching system. Full
Project Green Roof Due to overcrowding and increases in population, many cities are concrete jungles without any form of actual jungle. Colleges located within these cities are forced to sacrifice green spaces for more buildings in order to further expand campuses. This unfortunate lack of space can be solved by introducing rooftop green spaces through the renovation of already existing buildings. Roof top green spaces not only better the social aspect of college life, but would better the campus itself by providing more trees and shrubs that produce a healthier and cleaner environment overall. The cost for conversion of already existing roofs is minimal to the long term advantages that these spaces will provide for UMass Lowell. Full
Project Starfish Project Starfish will provide an effective, non-invasive and cost-effective prosthetic hand to people with disabilities. This will be accomplished using a combination of cutting-edge technologies, such as 3-D printing and advanced machine learning software. Full
Quick Response This project is for a security system that will allow every person in the facility the ability to have access to activating the alarm at any moment of time. This system will allow everyone in the facility to know whats going on at the exact instant and to send out a signal to the first responders to be alerted about the action immediately . Open
Remote Control Chess Using CNC Axis to control the pieces of Chess. Open
Remote Control to manage Power I plan to create with the help of a team a remote sensor which controls all the lights, fans appliances . So a person sitting in the living room can switch On/Off lights,fan,appliances in other rooms. This will help save electricity as many a times people are simply lazy turning off the lights in other rooms .. Open
Remote Controlled Chess Using MATLab, players will be able to click a picture of a current chess board, and a CNC axis will move the chess pieces according to the inputs on the computer for a full game. Full
RePrinter To develop a printer that can not only produce printouts but can also retrieve both the ink and make the paper reuseable (employing reverse engineering) Open
Rowdy Eats This app allows the user to be able to type in their student ID# and find out how many meals and points they have on their meal plan. When you type in your ID# if will search in a list of ID#s and bring up the specific student’s information on what is left on their plans. That way you can keep track of what is left on there plan. Open
Royal Bear Wear My best friend and I started a clothing line and developed our brand called Royal Bear Wear; we are a brand of urban wear and graphic tees. Our company has been in existence since August, and our goal is to have our brand represent strength, power, and resilience. Since we are urban wear, we figure that the majority of our target audience have experienced rough times in their lives that made them stronger; we want to use our brand to encourage people to take pride in their hardships because it made them better and stronger people. Full
Saving Fuel - The MEMs Way Hybrid vehicles save a lot fuel, but they are significantly more expensive than their conventionalcounterparts. Even small size cars today often have inadequate fuel economies. A significantportion of the fuel consumption occurs, when accelerating on the city streets or highways,especially driving up a hill. The existence of a cruise control or eco-drive systems in a car do not measure the acceleration thus leaving uncontrollable fuel consumption. We designed aaccelerometer based device, which allow measuring car acceleration with high precision 0.000589 meter/s 2, what implies the ability to measure change of car’ speed 0.0022369363 mph. Our design aims to minimize unwanted acceleration, control vehicle speed regardless to up or down hill profile of the road. We are in the process of a design,when road test would suggest whether the idea is correct. We also attempting to combine theaccelerometer with data collection board, which might allow us to generate uninterrupted roadtest. Full
SEAable A digital archiving app to mass collect, or crowdsource, and preserve special documentations of the Southeast Asian (SEA) community in Lowell. Full
Seasonal Housing Project The Seasonal Housing Project plans to open up affordable on-campus housing during the winter and summer breaks for the homeless population at UML. Open
Secure Surf Everyday consumer routers allow users only a small amount of parental control settings. Secure surf makes it easy to secure your children's web browsing. Full
Sexual Health App Development of an app to educate 9th grade and older girls about safe sex education in an out-patient clinic setting. Open
Share the Sound We would like to combine our love for music with our interest in community development to form a nonprofit organization that seeks to donate instruments and lesson books to impoverished communities. While it is important for organizations to help impoverished communities meet physiological needs, it is equally as important for them to meet higher order psychological needs. A progressive society is one that is nourished by the music and arts. The goal is to provide less-fortunate communities with the priceless gift of music. Open
Small Power Generator Using Human Power The project will determine the viability of power generation through the work done by walking. Open
SmartEater An Automated Diet Monitoring (ADM) System designed to help people to manage their dietary behavior. By analyzing user’s eating moment and eating behavior, the ADM system can provide some real-time advices like a personal coach. The prototype is designed basing on three devices (smartphone, smartwatch, and Bluetooth headset). The main analyzing system is running on the smartphone, while the smartwatch and Bluetooth headset are collecting user’s gesture and sound data. This ADM system has many health applications, such as weight management and stomach trouble treatment. Open
Solar Power Headphones To make headphones that capture and store solar power so that they are able to power the active drivers within them Open
Specialized Mental Health Resources System Email system with an automated survey program. Program sends specified information about mental health support resources. Information is personalized based on results of the survey. Open
Spread the Love A website for lesson plans & sell it for a small price to schools. The money would be donated to make a mirror lesson for a struggling school that can't afford the resources it needs. Open
Sustainable smoothie cart There is not a place to buy a convenient healthy snack on campus that has very little environmental impact. In addition, there are many people who do not know about sustainability or how to live a more environmentally friendly life. The sustainable smoothie cart will run on a sustainable power source and will emit very low waste. Its purpose is to provide the students at UMass Lowell with a healthy smoothie while educating them more about sustainability Full
SyncWasher The SyncWasher provides a cheaper and more accessible dish washing solution to customers. Open
SyncWasher The SyncWasher provides a cheaper and more accessible dish washing solution to customers. Open
Teflon-Coated Ear Tubes More permanent ear tube alternative to train the inner ear canal and prevent ear infections. The improved design also allows for a better fit, preventing the tubes from falling out, requiring repeat surgery. Teflon coating prevents clogging. Full
Tex trade Textrade is a site that allows students to trade and rent books to each other. Full
Textrade Textrade is a site that allows students to trade and rent books to each other. Full
Textrade A new way to rent, trade, buy and sell textbooks through student to student commerce. Open
The NET Mentoring Group A group mentoring organization that helps inner-city students craft a pathway to success in STEM fields. Full
ThermoClear ThermoClear is a series of interlocking panels that are installed on top of the customer’s driveway and melt snow and ice by means of thermal energy. This innovation is different from everything on the market because it collects the melted snow and ice to prevent refreezing. By doing so, this product will provide our customers with water that can be utilized for several purposes, such as home cooling and heating, gardening, and in the very near-future, safe drinking water. Open
TopaCan - A solution to the number 1 most littered item in the world. TopaCan is a product development company incorporated as an LLC out of Nashua NH under the ownership of Justin Lozier. TopaCans first product is the Can Ashtray that turns any empty can into a environmental friendly way to dispose of your cigarette butts. Full
TriGlove A glove that is used for large disasters that measures vitals efficiently through sensors controlled by a BITalino. Full
triSleeve A Triage Glove that measures vital signs to give first-responders a faster and more accurate way of determining a victims status. Full
UML Green Roofs The goal of UML Green Roofs is to implement safe, ecologically friendly, outdoor study spaces into UMass Lowell's campus by designing and building green roofs for buildings such as libraries and dorms. Full
Veterans' QRF for Benefits and Services Help a diverse team create a tool that will assist veterans in applying for their service connected disability benefits, a huge problem going on in the US today. Open
WordPro Mobile App WordPro is a vocabulary builder - think digital flashcards - aimed at high school students learning a second language. The content management system is designed in such a way that it is relatively inexpensive to produce a new language deck, hence giving us the advantage in targeting smaller language groups, i.e. not competing with Rosetta Stone, Babbel, Pimsleur, etc. Open
Xergy An adjustable device that can be used on multiple exercise machines that will produce and store energy through the motions of exercising Open