Welcome to this week’s Tech For Good Ten, where we share the best 10 links in the Tech For Good world from the past week.
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Unicef has joined forces with design consultancy Frog and tech company Arm to lay down the design challenge of solving a global health problem with wearable or sensor technology.
Are the two even compatible? Or is there a fundamental conflict at the heart of an industry that preaches collaboration but, due to being radically commercialised by venture capital money from Silicon Valley, also needs to profiteer from the goodwill of others if it’s to remain viable?
Armed with just a smartphone and a specially designed app, Mjomba, a field officer with the Mombasa branch of the Haller Foundation, offers tips on crops, fertilisers, pests and more to improve the lives and incomes of Kenya’s rural poor.
Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have been exploring ways of making robots work together and communicate with each other. Those behind the research believe "swarm robots" could prove useful in providing relief following natural disasters.
Employees with autism can often bring exceptional skills to the table, such as pattern recognition, enhanced memory, and the ability to consistently engage in repetitive tasks.
With the advancements in technology, be it medical, business, health or arms and energy, I sometimes feel we are at the far end of technical discoveries and of the ones we have already in hand, how much we have used for critical human needs?
When Indian mobile operators tried to charge extra for messaging apps like WhatsApp, a grassroots campaign for a free internet was mobilised
From cars to umbrellas, everyday objects are becoming increasingly connected. But the question we need to ask is – should they be?
The tech, known as myoelectric prostheses, has been in development for years. They work by implanting tiny sensors into the muscle adjacent to the site of amputation, using salvaged nerves to send signals from the brain, via the sensor, to the prosthetic, where a receiver translates that message into movement.
The industry once thought big, but today’s wave of start-ups is characterized by a rise in services aimed at the wealthy and the young.