This project is an ongoing collaboration with James LeVasseur (Lead Developer). There is currently a live prototype showcased at the Innovation, Media, Research, and Commercialization (IMRC) Center on the University of Maine campus.
With a multitude of organizations housing a variety of resources that must be allocated efficiently, the need for an affordable and intuitive system for internal resource management was developed. Through a custom-designed, modular WordPress plugin, the Quipura system provides an easily implementable structure that can be integrated into an existing WordPress website or hosted on its own. The system currently handles equipment and space reservation, training and certification tracking, and account fund management. The Quipura system has broad market appeal, from makerspaces looking to organize and track their cutting edge prototyping technologies, to hospitals where it is essential that equipment use be strictly regulated. A live prototype of the Quipura system was launched at the Innovation Media, Research, and Commercialization (IMRC) Center in the Fall of 2016, to be utilized and evaluated by students, faculty, and community members.