Partner David Washer MBA/MPH ‘17 won the Pitch Audience Choice Award for his solution to crippling, unpredictable health care costs. The DALI Lab is partnering with Washer and working with DHMC to develop an app that provides patients with a more transparent view of healthcare costs by allowing patients to look up costs for health care services before they schedule an appointment.
Seabird Apps, like the Dartmouth Student App, organizes important information and resources all in one space. Partners Sean Cann ‘17 and Tyler Fisher ‘17 want to create Seabird as a cross-platform app that is easily changed to suit the needs of other schools. They also hope to improve the current app design.
All-around winner of The Pitch, The Life You Can Lead Game is the brainchild of James Drain ‘17 who is the founder of Dartmouth’s Effective Altruism Club. DALI is working to create a prototype of the game, which will promote and expose players to effective altruism (a movement that uses evidence and analysis to find the best causes to work on and donate to).
College Pulse is a mobile application and website designed to aggregate and share student public opinion on college campuses. Combining the accessibility and relevancy of social apps like Yik Yak with the accuracy and credibility of surveys conducted by Institutional Research, Pulse is the first reliable, transparent and cost-effective platform for college administrators and students alike to gage campus opinion through polls. As of August 2016, the Pulse team began testing the platform at Dartmouth and plans to conduct its first campus-wide poll in September. We would like to thank the following Dartmouth and national organizations for all of their funding and support: Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network, Dali Lab, the Office of the President, Student Assembly, Dartmouth Roots, the Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault, and the Stamps Foundation. After rolling out the platform at Dartmouth, Pulse plans to expand to neighboring ivy league schools, beginning with Yale, Harvard and Brown.
Check out Pulse here!
TreasureHunt is a scavenger hunt creation tool for mobile devices. Users participate in hunts based on real-world locations, completing fun clues of varying types and difficulties along the way. Points and prizes are earned upon completion of a hunt. There is also the option to create clues and hunts based on one’s location, or to use another person’s clues in one’s own hunts. Simple and entertaining, TreasureHunt is a mix between Geocaching and an Easter egg hunt that helps users to explore the world around them.
RunRite SmartSole is a shoe insert designed to provide real-time gait analysis to runners. Pressure sensors in a shoe insole continuously measure the forces of the runner on the foot. Its current output from 5 pressure sensors is an Nx5 matrix where N is the number of samples taken in a given run. Each row in the matrix is the five force values in newton’s of the user’s foot on each of the pressure sensors at that specific time step. This data can and has been used to generate pressure maps, gait analysis, and impact attenuation charts, all of which are extremely useful to runners of all performance levels. This project is based on student work from a course in Engineering.
Partner: Robert Halvorsen