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In December I travelled to Toronto for the @redbullbasement event where I met two TUT students. Philanjalo Ndlovu and Siphamandla Mcqina shared their story with me and how the idea for their invention which aims to help blind students on campus came about. On Sunday 26 January 2020 my story was published in the Sunday Times. Today, Phila sent me a video of them being mentioned by name in Parliament...my story, mentioned in Parliament 😭😱 #sundaytimes#journalist#redbullbasementuniversity#techforgood
It’s #ThrowBackThursday so we’ve decided to look back at when Prior’s Court #SteveTheRobot hit the UK headlines & when this video went live two years ago, in February 2018!
This video snippet shows Jamie engaging with Steve, (named after Prior’s Court founder Dame Stephanie Shirley @damestephanie_) a digital assistant which helps our young people to develop their social skills. The robot has no facial expressions to read, nor does the tone of its voice vary, making it easier for young people with #autism to interact.
Robots are used both in groups and with individual students to help break down communication and social barriers. A typical lesson might include starting with hello, choosing a song for the robot to sing, a learning activity and then goodbye.
Four years on from first receiving Steve, Steve now has a new robot friend, and both are used by our young people in the classroom. We continue to see the positive effects from using such fantastic technology.
Special thanks also to our benefactors and to each and everyone of you for following us on our journey and supporting us! (This photo was taken this week at our flight testing site)
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Parce que la vie est trop courte pour faire ce qu’on n’aime pas, développons des stratégies afin que nos finances ne nous tiennent PAS en otage.
Et vous, quel est l’angle mort qui déraille le plus votre quête de liberté?
"Infinite altruism is the basis of peace and happiness. If you want altruism, you must control hate and you must practice patience. The main teachers of patience are our enemies." - Dalai Lama #ThursdayThoughts
A few of our travelling Freestylers attended the #TechforGood event in #Birmingham this week. Our very own superstar, Kay, represented us with a talk on ingenuity. Another one of our superstars, Rebecca Hemming, wrote a cracking summary of events - head over to LinkedIn to read all about it!
Lors du lancement d' #Indigo , @ycare0 avait spontanément offert sur l' #app une invitation à son concert au @bataclanofficiel. Il a sélectionné Mao et sa maman Anne, qui avaient répondu à son annonce depuis #Bruxelles 🇧🇪 et qui ont pu échanger avec lui au moment des répétitions, avant d'assister au #show bien installées au 1er rang 👌👌 Merci à l'artiste pour ce moment de #partage en toute #simplicité ! 🙏 "C'est d'utilité publique ce truc" - Ycare, à propos d'Indigo 🤗
#Repost@ticketpasshq (@get_repost) Big news! We've almost hit 100% on our campaign on @seedrs!! 🙌 As of *THIS RE* post we are on *98%*. With a fully funded campaign we push forward with the next stages to #ethical#ticketing . Read about it and join us here tinyurl.com/ethical-ticketing (Capital At Risk - Approved by #Seedrs )
I remember reading the application for this project and thinking it was brilliant, then I remember interviewing Dr. Hong and geeking out and being just mindblown. And while I am bummmeeeeed I didn't get to visit and see the project first hand😭, it is so ABSOLUTELY worth a mention 🧡. New Zealand- based @odocs_eye_care developed a retinal camera that easily sits over a smartphone and can capture an image of the internal structures of the eye 👁 . This technology costs 5x less than a conventional retinal camera, and because it is compatible with a phone, it can be easily transported to remote areas. It is currently being used to diagnose eye diseases in rural communities of Malaysian Borneo where being blind is somewhat stigmatised and where support is minimal. oDocs doesn’t stop there, they partner with other organizations on the ground to go beyond diagnosis and actually surgically treat patients in hopes of restoring their vision. Visual impairment or blindness affects ~2.2 Billion people in the world, with an estimated 80% being preventable or treatable! This type of technology has the potential to do wonders for communities that cannot access a hospital, or cannot afford eye treatment. AND IT DOESN’T EVEN STOP THERE!! Dr. Hong had the option to patent this technology and reserve the design and concept rights, but with a goal to make this technology accessible to the masses so that ANYONE can benefit, he decided not to; making this the first open source eye technology in the world. This device design files can be downloaded within minutes by anyone, 3D printed in 3 hours, and assembled in a few more minutes. This device can be put to use in any part of the world in a matter of hours and for free 🤯👏🏽. Another inspiring #expolive project doing amazing things. Check out Dr. Hong’s “eye opening” ted talk in the link in my bio 👏🏽 #malaysia#newzealand#uae
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🐚 Forschende der Forschungsanstalt #Empa in St. Gallen haben sich von #Muschelseide inspirieren lassen, um einen medizinischen #Klebstoff zu entwickeln. Muscheln produzieren Haltefäden (Byssus) über Drüsen im Muschelfuss, deren verschiedene Sekrete sich vermischen und aushärten.
Schlüsselkomponenten sind dabei zwei #Proteine namens mfp-3 und mfp-6. Diese beiden Eiweisse dienten Forschenden rund um Claudio Toncelli als #Vorbild , um einen medizinischen Klebstoff für Herzmuskeln zu entwickeln.
Wenn Herzmuskelgewebe beispielsweise durch einen #Infarkt beschädigt wird, muss es heilen, während das #Herz fortlaufend weiterschlägt. Ein Klebstoff, der die Wunden zusammenhält und damit die #Heilung unterstützt, muss daher ständiger mechanischer Belastung standhalten, wie die Empa in einer Mitteilung erklärte. •
Muschelseide steht insbesondere für Anwendungen im Körperinneren im #Fokus mehrerer Forschungsgruppen, da sie auch unter feuchten Bedingungen stabil bleibt und trotzdem elastisch ist.
🌱 @improvemagch #TomorrowIsNow
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Wise words. Collect memories and experiences instead of having #toomuchstuff that doesn't "spark joy" if we apply Mary Kondo's basic principle to our lives.
💁♀️💁♂️Ayer presentamos wapsi.org como herramienta de #fundraising en el #Meetup de @net2bcn 🛒Explicamos el poder del #ecommerce para la captación de fondos. 💙Muchas gracias a todos los asistentes y organizadores.
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Join the campaign to help change children’s lives by making story-sharing the habit of a lifetime and creating readers for life! Reading for pleasure is in decline, let's boost it back up and spark imaginations ... #ShareAMillionStories@roalddahlcharity
Have you noticed that in the crowded world of charity, it's easy for the smaller and more niche causes to go unnoticed? Us too. We've dedicated this week's blog to tips and tricks on surviving as a small or more obscure charity in the UK. Head to whatCharity.com (link in bio) and click on Good Reads.
Click the link in our bio to listen to the latest #TfGL podcast episode!
In this episode we’re focusing specifically on data! We chat about data being used to identify keywords that help those at risk, how data is used in the media and whether there’s a conflict between making things open and commercial viability
We were joined by two great guests! Pete Sherlock who is the Assistant Editor at the BBC Shared Data Unit and the Deputy Editor of data and multimedia at Reach, Annie Gouk.
Warning: This week's podcast episode features news articles which discuss suicide and mental health.
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The other day I saw a Vodafone ad using paralympic skier, Noemi Ristau showcasing the possibilities of 5G technology and how #TechforGood opens up a world of opportunities for everyone.
The feat of skiing is made all the more unbelievable by the fact that Noemi is blind.
She is travelling solo down the mountainside at speeds reaching 85mph. She has an earpiece, and her instructor is giving her directions and guiding her down. One wrong move could be fatal.
What is truly amazing is the camera on Noemi's helmet sends her instructor a view of where she is on the mountain, and then her instructor gives her directions back - all of this happens within ten milliseconds; as fast as the human nervous system! Without 5G, we are told, she would never have completed her first solo descent.
5G offers a near real-time, reliable network that has practical applications that will change the world as we know it.
Imagine a situation where you have had an accident and require immediate medical attention from a specialist doctor who happens to be living 100's of miles away. What if it was possible to send and receive images and patient data to this doctor in a split second?
Technology has the power to make the impossible possible.
In this example, 4 algorithms are using the same input (the image of a car), while each of them produce simultaneously 4 different (and complementary) outputs:
- License plate number recognition
- Brand and model type recognition
- Logo detection
- Car color recognition
By combining algorithms with complementary outputs, we generate synergies, increasing the value of the insights and creating more use cases
This inspiring system is able to identify 100+ cars. It was created by Mohamad Ivan Fanany and his team
Can you write a line of code to help fight the impact of Climate Change?
The Weather Channel, an IBM business, invites YOU to answer the call! Join @IBM in the Global Call for Code Challenge. #TechforGood
We are very excited for her talk about "Predection of Home value" Are you? #InnovateTodayForBetterTomorrow
Registrations are open to Women Who Code Connect India 2020!
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See you on March 6th!
This video is vital for startups and non profits (and really anyone) looking at building an app or building their business, really.
In this video I run through all the ways you can incur technical debt - and it comes from places you may not have even considered.
Stick around to the end of the video where I give you the actual financial cost down to the cent of what technical debt will cost your business.
It is crucial to the success of the business to hire a technical leader - someone who can save you from these types of issues and lead the way to ensure you reach your goals.
In much the same way that you hire a CFO or, at the very least, an accountant to take care and have input on financial decisions you really need a technical leader to do this for the tech side of the business.
Follow @innovationstation for more amazing technology!
A few years ago, the architect Dimitrios Petrotos was designing a house 🏠 for a wheelchair-bound customer. But Petrotos was stunned 😮 when he realized how many challenges his customer faced - just because he couldn't stand up to reach many ordinary objects, or look people in the face 👀 when they were standing nearby.
Petrotos decided to do something about this. The result is the Laddroller - a new wheelchair ♿ that can position its user to stand or sit, depending on their needs in the moment. The Laddroller uses gravity, and the power of its wheels, to shift positions 🔄. It's mechanical, not electrical, so users won't get stuck if they run out of battery 🔋 power. And the Laddroller's big front wheels allow it to navigate rough terrain 🏞, and even steps. Petrotos says the Laddroller will be affordable enough 💸 for ordinary people to use.
What other uses can you imagine for this technology? Give us your thoughts in the comments section!
Follow @innovationstation for more amazing inventions!
A prosthetics company has decided to specialize in finger 👋 prostheses. Naked Prosthetics is designed for those people who have lost fingers in accidents 💥 or due to infections. The company has released three designs so far.
The ThumbDriver is specifically for a missing thumb 👍 and provides strength and stability. The PIPDriver and MCPDriver are for amputated fingers 👆 with each being used for a different degree of amputation. Every device takes around six weeks 📅 to create and is custom made, providing amputees with prostheses that fit comfortably, move naturally and work effectively.
Where do you think the world of artificial limbs is heading?