EC.712 D-Lab: Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT)


Class Info

Explores the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to address specific needs in developing countries. Establishes knowledge and engineering skills needed to successfully deploy an ICT project, with a focus on appropriateness, transferability, and long-term sustainability. The first half of term presents an introduction to communication hardware, including antenna design, RFID, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and low-power sensors. Second half covers development of mobile phone applications and server communications, as well as system architecture for data collection and mapping. Students work in multidisciplinary teams, collaborating with local community partners. Culminates in a final project to be deployed in the field. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignment related to the term project.

This class has no prerequisites.

EC.712 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by R. Fletcher and A. Smith.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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