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Tech For Good Ten | 16.02.2016
As patients embody themselves in a virtual reality avatar, experiences of compassion increase as anxiety lowers
Calais Action has made over £1000 to help refugees by raising money every time an internet troll comments on their webpage with xenophobic messages
Creating technology that allows us to more efficiently manufacture plastic via bio-based materials such as plants or captured greenhouse gasses
By tailoring suggestions around our dietary preference and a nutritional portfolio, this app provides actionable suggestions for users
Vitality Air aims to curb the fact that 80% of Chinese citizens currently live in conditions which massively exceed tolerable air pollution levels
Bottom up, frugal inventions remain a key enterprise factor to the benefit of communities with few resources
Researchers are getting closer to the ‘plug-and-play’ human body
The windswept tip of the UK’s most northerly point hosts undersea windmills turned by the ares’s chilly waters
MyShake relies on a smartphone’s motion sensor to detect seismic tremors
This solar-powered system charged by micro-solar home systems has the capacity to deliver goods to rural areas
The main component of healthcare industry disruption is the power of personal computing. There’s so much knowledge and information out there and there’s enough tech that we can hyper-specify it to individuals. - Shai Rosen, co-founder and CMO of Suggestic