What XLR8UH does for Hawaii’s Future

It is very interesting that three of the ten finalists are not hard-core research and engineering ideas, but can be summed up as innovative ideas for Apps!

I find this huge because it shows how little people understand the powerful ideas behind efforts in Big Data. The other seven finalists truly merit accolades in the efforts of electrical engineering and medical science. Yet to have three software applications warrant the attention of potential investors as both a viable product and business is Ah-Mazing! [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQluxrbJFsc]

Like OTEC/NELHA out in Kona, it was inspired by an simple science fair project.
Now the OTEC energy idea has grown to become a viable project for Lockheed Martin in China and earned recognition from the International Renewable Energy Agency due to better cost efficiencies from recent innovations in inexpensive and durable materials.


XLR8UH Second Cohort finalists

  • Adnoviv- a smart occupancy sensor that detects true human presence by heartbeat and respiration
  • Akabotics- an autonomous robotic platform used to conduct continuous maintenance dredging on shallow waterways
  • Arismus Creativity- a free design platform created for small business
  • Bio-Logic- an oral pharmaceutical used for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease and associated colorectal cancers
  • Comprendio- a proven education technology that can identify, align and close the knowledge gap through real-time learning metrics
  • EmployAble- an online vocational training tool aimed at helping people with disabilities achieve success
  • Epistates- provides personalized medical treatment via epigenetic assessment for high-performance athletes and patients with chronic disease
  • Jun Innovations- a super cooling technology that maintains freshness and increases longevity of perishable products
  • MorphOptics- high-quality lenses that can be inexpensively mass-produced for specialized applications in solar energy and meteorology
  • News Navigator- provides users with more control over the news they receive

What is the XLR8UH program? http://www.hawaii.edu/news/tag/xlr8uh/

I love the Akabotics concept (without the dredging).

I am a technologist with a strong background in software engineering. I have many interests. My current distractions are 70s-80s-90s music [it's a very eclectic collection], ontology, information architecture, mobile device technology, medical bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, and nanorobotics.

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