Students: Sammi Chernin, WPI; Siddhartha Gadipalli, IIT; Nitin Krishna, IIT; Isamu Nakagawa, WPI; Ben Pulver, WPI; Neneh Switalla, WPI.
Advisors: Dr, Viswanath Balakrishnan, IIT; Dr. Pradeep Kumar, IIT; Dr. Stephen McCauley, WPI; Dr. Ingrid Shockey, WPI
This project applied the principles of origami to develop smart shelters that can be adapted for individuals or groups in Himachal Pradesh, India. We engaged diverse user groups, including slum residents, migratory construction workers, and trekkers in the design process to develop a versatile structure that is portable, deployable, and weather resistant. The inal product was ield‐tested among those same user groups to produce a list of additional features and changes to make in future versions.
The full list of design changes desired for the final shelter was as follows:
Please download executive summary, report and poster for more details