The patent of a Quantum Dosimeter developed by a group of scientists at CERN http://technologytransfer.web.cern.ch/technologytransfer/en/Technology/QuantumDosimetry.html opens up a broad field of potential applications.
Patentinfo is available Online http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/ia.jsp?ia=EP2007/002105
A group of students of the Vienna University of Economics and Business currently is working on a project together with CERN. In the course “Idea Generation”, they are trying to identify application fields for the quantum dosimeter.
My goal is it to bring this technology to the public and create a cheap alternative to geiger-mueller counters.
The design of kachikachi is inspired by the successful Tsunami Harddisk Detector
(the worlds first freely available P2P warning system) http://www.ninsight.at
All developments should mainly be based on knowledge and spirit of open source, open data and open science.