Tech for Good Ten: Top LGBT Tech, Organ-on-Chips 'Design of the Year' and apps during Ramadan

29th June 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 news, 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 fo Good Ten | 29.06.2015

1// Celebrating the current world of LGBT Tech for Good

In what’s been a massive week for same sex relationship equality, here’s seven of the brightest tech projects from the LGBT community.

2// How one platform is helping the way women are fighting against domestic violence

UK based gender and technology project Chayn has created an online resource for abused women by aiding consultation between abuse survivors and lawyers across the globe.


3// London’s Teen Tech challenge unveils tech advance idea around condoms

New prophylactic design not only helps prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections, but can immediately identify STIs.


4// A chip that mimics human organs named by many as ‘Design of the Year’

Organ-on-Chips embedded with hollow microfluidic tubes lined with human cells, through which air, nutrients, blood and infection-causing bacteria could be pumped.


5// Eight essential apps for Muslims observing Ramadan

A selection of well-being personal organisation and good deed apps to keep alert during July fasting.


6// New smart phone social media platform aims to foster public debate on issues of the day

Brigade Media invites people to discuss currents affairs and democratic, civic-related topics.


7// Next-generation digital lifestyle guide for men offers content appropriate to family set up

Fatherly, the editorial resource for dads, sources content dependent on the age of their child and their interests.


8// Leaders in the deaf community utilising tech to create and improve bilingual learning tools in American Sign Language

Motion Light Lab aims to translate research into tangible educational products for the deaf and hard of hearing.


9// US railroad agency taps mapping tech to curb rail crossing accidents

Google agrees to include info from US Department of Transportation’s vast database to pinpoint every rail crossing hotspot.


10// Low-tech tips that can protect everyone’s online activity

 Vital ideas to help protect against intrusions in online use.






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