Evan Huggins
industrial design & technology
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RAMOS
Mobile Solar Charging

Charging solutions to keep refugees connected to life-saving information

“Early qualitative data from the Syria crisis indicates that people value connectivity more than food, water, or shelter.”

-Megan Gerrard, UN Global Interagency Working Group for Safe Access to Energy and Fuel

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IN TRANSIT

Design Objectives

  • Keep refugee status anonymous
  • Provide sufficient  power for 1-2 phone charges/day
  • Attach to urban infrastructure to support use in varied contexts
  • Charge from conventional outlets 
 
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RAMOS PERSONAL

4.5 watts @ 3.7 volts
Charges 1-2 mobile devices/day
Fits in pocket
Use: in-transit

 

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REFUGEE CAMP

Design Objectives

  • Support the creation of “villages” within the larger camp by providing power for a specific group
  • Keep all group member’s phones charged
  • Reduce gender-based violence by providing multiple flashlights
 
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RAMOS COMMUNITY

129 watts @ 15 volts
Charges 30-40 mobile devices/day
Embedded flashlight bank
Multi-port USB charging
Integrated inverter
Use: groups within emergency camps

Features: Ramos Personal

Features: Ramos Community

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Concept development

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