Neutron Radiation Detection for your Smartphone (iOS/Android)

Project launched 15 April, 2013 From Kansas City, MO
Funding ended 15 May, 2013 Financial goal $5,000

AUTHORS OF THE PROJECT

Paul R. Scott, founder of U2D Incorporated, is an engineer and scientist with interest in life preserving technology. Paul performs engineering research and development using scientific methods to design and produce products, and materials, that are better for mankind and the environment.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The neuPhone is a neutron detector for smartphones. It can be used to find and learn about neutron radiation, a radiation different than gamma. This detector is attached to a smartphone and looks like a heavy duty case. It is synchronized with a special application on a smartphone and shows a radiation level right in the screen.  

Since it is powered by its own battery you can actually leave it running and not be attached to your cell phone. It will run and collect radiation data and all you have to do is reconnect to it later using the App.

 It is currently running on an iPhone 5 but it can be made to work with any smartphone that has the Bluetooth LE or Bluetooth 2.1 technology.

ABOUT THE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal of $5,000 on May 15. The result made only $1,498.

RISKS AND CHALLENGES

The main risks are:
1) Production delays of the special silicon wafers
2) Acceptance of the Apps in the iOS and Android App stores