Tech for Good Ten: The world's largest air purifier, almost all Scottish homes could be wind-powered soon and designing a more accessible airplane for people with disabilities

11th January 2016 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.

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Tech For Good Ten | 11.01.2016

1//  The Dutch designer and his Dream Factory that’s launching the world’s largest air purifier

Daan Roosegaarde hopes to harness technology and civic engagement to challenge the status quo around pollution policies

2//  How economics can help us design for social good

An excerpt and full article titled, The Future of Design is Economics, by Impact Design Hub: design that’s moving the world forward

3//  Wind power could supply 97% of Scottish homes following record-breaking 2015

Supply of green energy up 16% across in Scotland thanks to renewable turbined power

4//  Innovation making products affordable for communities previously shut out of the marketplace, says Global Resilience Partnership Head

Luca Alinovi talks about a sweet spot where innovation and private-sector engagement intersect

5//  How young people’s lives in Eastern Slovakia have been impacted by receiving recycled computers

This podcast interview shares the work of Digital Angels, a charity that refurbishes PC’s to be sent to disadvantaged kids

6//  How to get from the smallest to the largest businesses to care about recycling?

As You Sow has become an instigator of corporate environmental responsibility, leading measurable change in the beverage packaging sector

7//  Designing a more accessible airplane for people with disabilities

The US Department of Transportation is calling for changes that could create more convenient flight facilities for people with varying disabilities

8//  A trio of well-being gadgets that help, accept, monitor and ‘slow’ ageing

Just some of the examples of new tech working within people’s existing habits and health-related behaviors such as eating, drinking or walking

9//  Tips and tricks every solar energy user should know

A must-read article for homeowners who plan to add solar power to their lives in 2016

10//  French-based firm aims to help smokers quit with the aid of this smart device

The gadget and app creates a customised smoking cessation program for each user to help them reach their daily goals towards kicking the habit


“We’re designing it sort of like a fireplace. People will go there and meet and share ideas about how they would like the whole city to be smog free.” - Daan Roosegaarde, Dutch artist and inventor


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