Monday, September 26

Tech for Good

Shefali Bohra and Debra Babalola Got Dotplot for Breast Cancer
Tech for Good, Technology

Shefali Bohra and Debra Babalola Got Dotplot for Breast Cancer

Dotplot is a monthly self-check guide for monitoring breast health at home. It's meant to help women catch breast cancer in its earliest stages by empowering and inspiring them to maintain a consistent self-examination schedule. Founded by Shefali Bohra and Debra Babalola, Dotplot helps women observe an anomaly in breast tissues over time. It is important to note that the product is not a machine that can immediately conclude if the anomaly is cancer or not. It needs clinical correlation. Dotplot requires users to go through a one-time onboarding process, during which they are prompted to provide information about their period cycle (if they have one) to provide an accurate date for their self-check. After entering their bra size and breast form, as well as sliding the handheld d...
WeDoSolar Solar Energy Startup Starts NetZero with your Balcony
Europe, Tech for Good, Technology

WeDoSolar Solar Energy Startup Starts NetZero with your Balcony

When energy prices are through the roof and not slowing down anytime because of Russia's obvious and devastating invasion of Ukraine, the haze over our energy dependence is getting clearer. Acting on this vital ask for humanity are green startups with forward-thinking ideas and products that help us offset the collateral damages of living. Among widespread methods of green energy production are Biogas, Biomass, Geothermal Energy, Low-Impact Hydroelectric, Nuclear Power, and Solar. We see a Berlin-based green tech solar panel manufacturer making great strides in the solar space. Founded on Sep 1, 2021, WeDoSolar GmbH is a smart balcony solar system that saves up to 25% on electricity bills and reduces up to 600kg of CO2.  WeDoSolar GmbH is on a mission to make solar energy available t...
DeWarmte HeatCycle Harnesses WasteWater to Supply Hot Water
Europe, Tech for Good, Technology

DeWarmte HeatCycle Harnesses WasteWater to Supply Hot Water

So far, we know that global recyclists could recycle sewage water into drinking water, and hydro-power plants can produce electricity by converting water to hydrogen via a gas turbine or fuel cells. But in this case, a Netherlands-based sustainability startup claims that you can get about 40% of your total heat requirement from your wastewater!  Based in Delft, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands, DeWarmte is a green-tech startup specializing in waste-to-product. Founded in 2019, the Netherlands-based green tech startup takes the wastewater at an average of 27 degrees Celcius from household use, such as showering, flushing, washing dishes, laundry, etc., and extracts all usable heat. The extracted heat is then used to heat fresh water, cutting down on the energy to create hot household water....
Breakthrough in Type 1 Diabetes Got iLet Bionic Pancreas System
Tech for Good, Technology, United States

Breakthrough in Type 1 Diabetes Got iLet Bionic Pancreas System

Type 1 Diabetes, often known as juvenile or childhood-onset diabetes, needs daily insulin delivery because of the low insulin production. Patients may have polyuria (excessive urination), polydipsia (increased thirst), continual hunger, weight loss, visual problems, and weariness due to their condition. The onset of these symptoms might be rapid. People with Type 1 Diabetes and their families experience immense cognitive load and emotional burden in the unequal healthcare system worldwide. According to the US-based public welfare healthcare startup, BetaBionics, 80% of people with diabetes live with uncontrolled blood glucose and are always at a risk of unprecedented healthcare complications. It is increasingly difficult to achieve consistent glycemic control in Type 1 Diabetes. Besi...
Mattel’s Barbie with Hearing Aids is Nothing Short of Inspiring
Business, Tech for Good, United States

Mattel’s Barbie with Hearing Aids is Nothing Short of Inspiring

According to World Health Organization (WHO), by 2050, approximately 2.5B individuals will experience hearing loss, and at least 700M would need hearing rehabilitation. Due to over-exposure to unregulated noise, more than a billion young adults are at risk for permanent hearing loss. An extra yearly expenditure of less than $1.40 per person is required to develop ear and hearing care services worldwide. This yields a return of roughly US$16 for every US$1 spent over ten years. Now, the intention was to build a premise for our aging Barbie, now 63 years old. Born on March 9, 1959, Barbie wasn't born in any manger but at the American International Toy Fair in New York City. The news is Barbie is experiencing hearing loss, and therefore, in her edition, she is wearing a pair of hearing...
Israel HealthTech Startup Got your Heart in their Hands
MEA & Japan, Tech for Good, Technology

Israel HealthTech Startup Got your Heart in their Hands

In the first half of August 2021, an Israel healthtech startup, RealView Imaging, received the FDA 510(k) for its HOLOSCOPE-i holographic system, which provides realistic and spatially accurate 3D in-air holograms based on data received from standard CT scans and 3D ultrasound systems. With the HOLOSCOPE-i holographic system, physicians can view and interact with the hyper-realistic 3D holograms of patients to decide interventional procedures before hitting the operation theatre. According to CEO and co-founder of RealView Imaging, Shaul Gelman, there is rapid development in the space of hyper-realistic 3D holograms of human anatomy, advancing medical imaging for physicians to plan minimally-invasive procedures, which earlier exclusively relied on imaging technologies. In a press anno...
Is Climate Tech Startup Carbo Culture Another Nordic Hype?
Europe, Tech for Good, Technology

Is Climate Tech Startup Carbo Culture Another Nordic Hype?

Is Carbo Culture another white climate tech startup with high ambitions about carbon removal helping enterprises meet their Net Zero goals? Come to think of environmental activism, the Nordic is a leader in marketing their environmental solutions. In this context, is Carbo Culture a Nordic-American climate tech startup, a net-zero, or more? Is it another aspirational Nordic startup leaning on climate concerns to absorb the clean funds allocated for climate tech startups? Before we evaluate anything, we got to understand the premises of the subject. Let's start with the premises of Nordic-American climate tech startup Carbo Culture, which aims at carbon removal. Carbo Culture aims to help global enterprises meet their Net Zero goals. Now, you are intrigued about what is a Net Zero goal? ...
Breakthrough Speech Neuroprosthesis Helps Man with Speech Paralysis
Tech for Good, Technology, United States

Breakthrough Speech Neuroprosthesis Helps Man with Speech Paralysis

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have developed a breakthrough in reinstation voice in a paralyzed person. The new technique is called "speech neuroprosthesis" that on trial enabled a man who has speech paralysis to communicate in sentences effectively. The Speech Neuroprosthesis is an implant that translates brain signals to the vocal tract into words that write on a screen. The Speech Neuroprosthesis is a commendable achievement of efforts harnessed over a decade by UCSF neurosurgeon Edward Chang, MD. The technology has been approved through a successful clinical trial helping a man with speech paralysis, unable to speak independently, now express on a digital screen via the brain transplant. Research has appeared on July 14, 2021, on the UCSF website ...
Dr. Azim’s Radical Move with Glocal Healthcare Systems
India, People, Tech for Good

Dr. Azim’s Radical Move with Glocal Healthcare Systems

Almost 28 percent of India's poor lack access to medical treatment; they do not have doctors within 100 km; if there are hospitals, they lack modern infrastructure and doctors who take any interest in global medical advancements. The challenge with healthcare is telling. When one child grows up to be a doctor by the brush of determination and hard luck, they migrate to the cities—taking a dig at this complex situation: Dr. Sabahat S. Azim, a doctor and ex-Indian Administrative Service officer of the year 2000 batch, is now an entrepreneur—the Founder & Managing Director of Glocal Healthcare Systems. Dr. Sabahat S. Azim hails from a middle-class family in a small town in India where every parent aspires their children to become doctors and engineers. It wasn't any exception with Dr. ...
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