Tech for Good Ten: Gravity-powered light, farm-to-home communities and a prosthetic sense of touch

14th September 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.

We’re also encouraging debate around “What exactly is Tech For Good?” Join the debate in the comments below. We’re here to discuss all things Tech For Good. Got a link to share with the Tech For Good Team? Tweet us at @techfotgoodtv or leave a comment on our Facebook page.

Tech For Good Ten | 14.09.2015

1//  Make giving to charity as easy as typing a hashtag

Making charity donating as easy as firing off a tweet

2//  For homes without electricity, a lamp that is powered by gravity

New project GravityLight uses the often over-looked resource

3//  Allowing the bedtime story to become a trans-continental event

StoryHome allows families separated by distance to send audio recordings to each other

4//  California’s first “farm-to-home” community is living on energy efficiency

The Cannery’s urban innovative dynamic has grown to over 500 sustainable homes

5//  Colourful architecture is helping locals of a Vietnamese district to seek shelter

Re-ainbow also provides solar power to the area when the local grid goes down

6//  This prosthetic hand restored one man’s sense of touch

Company DARPA is living up to its promise of producing limbs with realistic sensations

7//  Uber for healthcare? New tech is making doctors more accessible to patients

Interconnectedness is giving us new ways to interact with our healthcare providers

8//  Upcycle living rolls out affordable shipping container housing

Phoenix-based firm aims to bring affordable shipping container housing to the masses with its modern cost-effective designs

9//  Record-breaking new artificial leaf makes power from sun and water

New artificial leaf is close to being viable for use in domestic homes

10//  Do ‘green technologies’ make a difference in the long run?

A new study from the University of British Columbia is hoping to gather data that will be able to answer these questions for the public.

 

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