Tech for Good Ten: Personal testers for HIV, policing of child abuse images and hemp as a new building material

20th July 2015 Posted by: Cat Cochrane

Welcome to the Tech For Good Ten, where we share the best 10 links in the Tech For Good world from the past seven days.

We’re aiming to share a wide range of links, meeting the people behind the latest digital innovations, showcasing the greatest tech for good products, looking at the future of social change technology, and exploring the themes and social issues that technology is tackling locally and globally.

Most importantly, we’ll be meeting the people and institutions who are actually using this technology, showing the positive difference it makes in their lives, their communities and the world around them.

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Tech For Good Ten 20.07.2015

1//  Painless vaccine skin patches could end the fear of needle injections

Scientists at Osaka University reveal MicroHyala, the patch that doesn't require a physician's hand


2//  Free Microsoft tool released for use by small firms to help police child abuse images

PhotoDNA available to companies to tackle the 720,000 abuse images uploaded online daily


3//  New affordable HIV testing kit is the first of its kind for approval and accuracy

BioSURE offers a 99.7% guarantee for testing AIDS at a time and location convenient to users


4//  Solar tech and 3D printing combines to bring light on the subject whenever you need it

Portable light source SULI adds flexibility to locations with and without electricity


5//  Image description tool set to change the experience of web-browsing for visually impaired people

Browser extension and website, Depict, gives accurate descriptions online improving how blind people use the internet


6// The developing laser device that's set to challenge finger-prick testing for diabetics

GlucoSense designed to be non-invasive while testing glucose levels accurately


7//  A cocktail of hemp, lime and water creates the latest eco-friendly building material

Free from toxins, Hempcrete offers insulation and flexibility to both the construction trade and the environment

8//  Deep sea pollution to be monitored by Europe's first ultra-deep sea robotic glider

The developing BRIDGES glider has the potential to reach depths of 5,000m in 75% of the world's ocean coverage

9//  Human recognition tech used in same format to help owners find lost pets

Finding Rover app designed to be 99% accurate in recognising missing dogs and cats

10//  Creativity is inspired in children born without hands and arms with new Logo-built prosthetic

The IKO 'hand' encourages freedom of artistic expression and quality of life for young people



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