Fragile Oasis

Connecting Space and Earth: Learn. Act. Make a Difference.
Projects: Research

Portland State University SWEET Lab

Working with Bridges to Prosperity to empower poor rural communities through footbridge building.

The SWEET Lab, with Bridges to Prosperity, a volunteer organization that empowers poor rural communities through footbridge building, is demonstrating pedestrian footbridge usage in rural Guatemala, through pyroelectric heat and pressure slab sensors, with remote GSM data access.

These will guide Bridges to Prosperity in their assessment, implementation and monitoring, aimed at improving access of rural residents to markets, education and healthcare.