Tech for Good Ten: London double-deckers go green, keyboards go butterfly and transgender community find the right medics

6th 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 06.07.2015

1 // London’s iconic red double-deckers soon to be going green with first all electric buses

Along with the existing single decker version, eco-double deckers to make entry on the roads this October.

2 // Teenager introduces technology to aid visually impaired around the world

18 year old Alex Deans' creation iAid blends GPS and ultrasonic technology to help visually-impaired people walk safely.

3 // Increase in specially designed apps keep autistic children reading with interest

App such as VocalID and aacorn, and helping to improve language, communication, behavioural and social skills development.

4 // Green and clean energy communities not the only ones likely to love new, cheaper solar roofs for the home

Run of the mill transparent glass used in the design of unique home heating system to good effect.

5 // New app helps the transgender community to find the ‘right’ doctor

“TransHealth” helps transgender people find trans-friendly doctors in the right location and medical specialty.

6 // Tips and insights on getting the best out of a Windows screen regardless of poor eyesight

The right hardware, screen resolution and scaling features expand the choice of purchasing large laptops.

7 // Introducing the bike helmet designed with augmented reality capabilities to assist cyclists

Prototype explores how cyclists using the imageability tech can develop a heads-up stance, looking at the environment around them, rather than down at a phone.

8 // New ergonomic creation for typing puts the Butterfly among the pigeons

Shifting the design of the conventional keyboard, Keyboardio’s Model 01 is more friendly to human hands and wrists.

9 // With over 200 entries, this year’s Tech4Good Awards winners provide a top mix of tech and social good

Check out the list of finalists, with the winners announced on 14th July.

10 // Mastercard tests “selfie” facial recognition as an alternative to pincode on customer transactions

Fingerprint and voice recognition also in the pipeline despite security fraud concerns.



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