Tech for Good Ten: The 28-language refugee phrasebook, credit card sized heart monitor and bridge-building drones

22nd 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.

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Tech For Good Ten | 20.09.2015

1//  The prototype docking system designed to keep bikes safe in Berlin

Bike Vault can be used simply by locking and unlocking with smartphones


2//  Female Cambodians are using tech to highlight gender violence issues

Harnessing youth obsession with apps toward changing attitudes around the too familiar social issue


3//  The growing 28-language online phrasebook that’s helping refugees to travel and settle across Europe

A group of German volunteers have translated over 300 useful phrases connected to general, medical and juridical needs

4//  Shoe brand Vans bridges with tech to help curb smoking in young people

Connecting with a national tobacco campaign, digital project Weapons of Mass Ridiculousness aims to prevent nicotine use

5//  The connected heart monitor that’s smaller than a credit card

This tiny heart rate monitor keeps track of your blood pressure wherever you are

6//  Is the power of the Cloud enhancing our decision making?

Better sleep, predicting the weather and knowledge of medical symptoms just a few of the ways big data can enhance lives

7//  Watch two drones as they build a bridge strong enough for humans to walk on

A sign of the future as experiment shows evidence of what drones can do constructively in this short vid

8//  A quartet of scientifically proven methods to increase productivity

Tips to shake up the way the we work when we realise it’s just not working

9//  How technology can improve the reporting of sexual assault and ending the culture of silence

 A simple technology tool aims to make it easier to protect victims

10//  World's largest delta 3D printer has the potential build to homes out of mud or clay

3D-printed houses may be about to become more and more commonplace says the United Nations


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