McCauley, Stephen M.
Shockey, Ingrid K.
For generations, rural village residents in Himachal Pradesh have used traditional cook stoves, or “chulhas”, which rely on firewood. Our project aimed to mitigate the gas production caused by this fuel and to alleviate the negative health effects. We designed an improved cook stove prototype with ventilation. Local women tested our prototype and provided feedback on the design, usability, and efficiency. Finally, we made a pamphlet of recommendations for the communities to mitigate the smoke and toxic gases within their homes.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project