Faculty Advisor

McCauley, Stephen M.

Faculty Advisor

Shockey, Ingrid K.

Center

INDIA / India Projects Program

Abstract

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 final product was field-tested among those same user groups to produce a list of additional features and changes to make in future versions.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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