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Help fund a design solution to provide emergency power and wi-fi connectivity to vulnerable urban residents


New York City, NY, United States
January 17, 2014

The Cooper Lumen Design Challenge exists in answer to the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. It is an innovative, cross-disciplinary design challenge for students at Cooper Union, aimed at creating a working prototype for a solar-powered public WiFi hotspot. The resulting design(s) will become candidates for deployment in the WiFi-NY People’s Emergency Network, which will place these units in these neighborhoods for the future safety and support of all residents many of whom are low-income families and the elderly.

In addition to aiding NYC neighborhoods, this technology can benefit
people all over the world who have suffered a disaster, or where there is little to no infrastructure, electricity, nor communications.

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