We visited different areas in Bangalore, where we analyzed different situations and community’s needs. These common needs could be summarized in four categories: water, energy, infrastructure, and cooking.
India Switzerland Social Innovation Camp
Improving air quality inside blue sheet shelters
”Yoann DouilletDesign, EPFL+ECAL Lab
”Sarra Ben BaderHEC, Lausanne
”Mélanie LacroixArchitecture, EPFL
How might we improve migrants house conditions?
We’ve decided to work on tackling the smoke inside the tent during cooking
This is a major issue we've observed in several camps. Further research showed that changing cooking methods is not effective. We chose to work with the current one and solve the tent ventilation.
We’ve developed a low-cost portable solar fan that disperses smoke is easy to use and maintain and alongside the physical prototype we have to create a flyer in order to explain to the communities how the fan is used and how it evacuates the smoke during cooking.
Finally we tested our prototype in the filed with the concerned communities and collected some feedback
It seemed to be successful and to respond to their needs. The tent’s infrastructure allowed to attach the solar panel on the roof, and the price didn’t seem to cause a problem for the interviewed people.