Tech for Good Ten: Paint tech that kills hospital bacteria, ocean energy conversion and sports battlefield technology

3rd November 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 | 03.11.2015

1// Online brain training could help older adults with everyday tasks

King’s College study reveals digital games keeps over 50s’ minds sharper in the day to day

2// How battlefield technology is being used to track concussion on the sports field

Combatting the effect loss of memory, co-ordination and concentration has on the 300,000 yearly US high school head injuries

3// The new paint technology that kills hospital bacteria

How a new coating for clinical surfaces is being hailed as ‘one of the most significant technological breakthroughs’ in decades

4// College students show the benefits of green design with their own pop-up solar village

Graduates spotlight eco-living as an important step in making the earth more sustainable for future generations

5// Converting the movement of the ocean into usable and affordable energy

Featuring the pulley design from the 15-year-old tipped to be a top US scientist

6// Has asthma-related school and work absences met their match with this new tech?

By measuring lung function, the pocket-sized Wing sensor helps people recognize the early warning signs of an attack

7// The live closed captioning wearable that could make life easier for the hard of hearing

The non-instrusive device that’s giving communication back to the deaf and hard of hearing

8// These augmented reality-like wearable streamlines for surgeons is saving lives

Vivi, the wearable mini-display exhibiting patient vitals so doctors no longer have to focus their attention elsewere when operating

9// Lab-in-a-briefcase designed to bring early cancer detection to developing nations

The compact system fits inside a small briefcase and can detect cancer biomarkers in as little as 15 minutes

10// Signs our world is changing for the better according to the UN’s SDGs

17 reasons to be cheerful regarding improvement in sustainability, innovation, health and much more


"According to the WHO, 70% of cancer deaths take place in Africa, Asia, Central and South America. With these regions in mind, where the technology isn't always available to run full laboratories, scientists from Loughborough University in have set out to devise a cheap, portable solution that could be operated with minimal training."


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