Close your eyes and imagine how life of a blind person is. Who has never played this game in order to better understand the challenges people with visual limitations face.? How do they know where they are going? How do they know where to turn left or right? Lechal was born as a smart shoe to help blinds by using geo-sensitive technology to vibrate and show the path. Is it helpful?
Hi, I’m Elisa Maria Campos, a Brazilian journalist who is passionate about taking social inclusion, development and technologies. I grew up in a poor neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro where I met the most generous and helpful people in the world, starting from my parents. I learned early in life empathy was the path to happiness and here I am, always searching ways to escalate this sense of community and solidarity. In this case, by using information, technology and creativity.
Manu Prakash, a professor of bioengineering at Stanford University, has developed a Project basted on 3D printed engineering that allow to save up to 50% of oxygen in a tank . This is possible because during oxygen therapy, when a patient exhales, oxygen is still being supplied and is thus wasted.
By Elisa Maria Campos The global fight against racism started several centuries back, even before we were able to make a call to invite a colleague to go on protest. … Continue reading Prediction or policing? Can algorithms be racists?
I have clear in my mind the images of that day I received my first salary in life. I was just an intern at a big Publishing House in Rio de Janeiro, it was not much money, but it was mine. I called then a friend and asked him if I could bring some food to a few families at “City of God”, a famous favela in Rio (that became a prized movie later with the same name and was visited even by Barack Obama)..
Take 20 minutes to retake your life purposes watching this short documentary about lost children in the largest refugee camp in Myanmar, produced by the award-winning filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel.
A data unique initiative that trusts in local knowledge and communitary monitoring to change realities through information and data analysis.
A team of researchers of the United Nations Global Pulse Lab uses of Artificial Intelligence to track topics regarding sexual and gender-based violence through automatised radio content analysis.