Tech for Good Ten: Fighting malnutrition with data, LCD eye implants and ideas to spark energy innovation

20th October 2015 Posted by: Cat Cochrane

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Tech For Good Ten | 19.10.2015

 

1// Stepping up to the plate with data to fight malnutrition

How re-aligning the world’s shortage on info of healthy food systems can aid hunger


2// Boston startup brings retailers, producers and suppliers under one food waste app

Combatting the yearly one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption that gets lost or wasted


3// Belgian non-profit firm design ‘school bell’ to improve integration of disabled children in education

Important daily messages uploaded onto the bell by schoolchildren are sent to the Minister of Education


4// New home air purifier by young Dutch designer offers something domestically new

Fabian Zeijler's model monitors for air humidity and ventilation, allowing homeowners to open a room's air flow with subtle movements


5// One of the U.S’ first wastewater facilities is using sewage to reduce its energy consumption

What can be learned from this piloted tech in North America for ratepayers, industry and the environment?


6// Technology for the 10 billion: how tech will change the world by 2050

Can tech for good breakthroughs help humanity prosper when global population hits 10 billion?


7// AirDonkey’s bike scheme takes the sharing economy onto two wheels

The new service that lets people rent out their bikes when they're not using them or hire one just when they need to


8// These implantable LCD eye lenses could make spectacles obsolete

University of Leeds student has developed a unique, auto-focusing liquid crystal lens that may help cure age-related long-sightedness


9// Problem snoring gets a turn over with new improved wireless mic system

Muscle pulsator that gently nudges noisy sleepers without having to completely wake up


10// Ideas to spark innovation in the energy sector

How improving essential access to renewable energy can be accelerated


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The food system data gaps identified by the GNR and the global panel’s new metrics briefing paper are broadly similar. First how affordable or accessible are nutrient-rich foods? Second, what is the quality of diet and the diversity of consumption? Third, how healthy are food systems around the world?

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