TECH FOR GOOD TEN: FROM MEDICINAL CANNABIS TO BRAIN IMAGING AND MORE

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1//  The in-ear wearable device that tracks female ovulation cycles

The YONO app user an analysis of the pattern to determine the best fertility window to make a baby.

2//  Medicinal cannabis delivery start ups are a growing business in some of the USA’s 23 states where marijuana is legal

FlowKana aims to create a Netflix-like recommendation engine for setting in apart in the American weed space.

3// Brain-training game helps 'minimise impact of schizophrenia on life'

Developed at Cambridge University, the brain-training game aims to improve cognitive function for sufferers of the mental health condition.

4// 100 people across the world have received vision thanks to Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System

Bionic eyes allow the retina to be stimulated as brain interprets it as light, allowing sight for patients.

5//  From prisoner to programmer: can computer coding help find a new life for prison inmates?

Video feature of Brothers for All, a ground-breaking programme that’s first of its kind in Africa.

6//  Solar-powered backpacks bring portable light to South African schoolchildren

The Repurpose Schoolbag emits solar light means children can do their homework, even during power cuts.

7//  The Flir One smartphone attachment Equips users with the power of heat vision

Users can see in the dark, detect invisible heat sources, check temperatures and even see through fog or smoke.

8// Public health campaigns in Boston and Miami Beach call for free sunscreen dispensaries

Proposed highly visible sunblock initiatives seek a safer and healthier community during summer seasons

9//  Imaging tool lets scientists look inside brain at nanoscale resolution

The universe-like depth and complexity of the human brain can now be studied in excruciating detail thanks to new imaging tech

10//  Five ways digital is transforming the experience of cultural institutions

Crowdsourcing, cultural institutions as content brands, bringing digital into the physical experience, the new souvenir and engaging domestic visitors are being used to engage audiences.


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