Hearing a homeless woman on the street crying that she'd never feel clean again was the inspiration for a nonprofit that takes retired public transit buses and converts them into traveling hygiene units for the homeless. Watch this video explains how the Lava Mae nonprofit does it -- and how other communities could do the same.
Health and human services
Over 60% of infant deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa. Accurate fetal heart rate monitoring is hard to come by in that part of the world. Two University students from Uganda are developing WinSenga, a portable, mobile and affordable fetal heart rate monitor that runs on Microsoft phones. Learn more in this video.
Watch this brief video to learn how Skid Row Housing in Los Angeles is leveraging technology to more efficiently fulfill its mission of providing supportive housing to help people who have experienced homelessness, prolonged extreme poverty, poor health, disabilities, mental illness and/or addiction lead safe, stable lives in wellness.
Don't miss this video where you'll meet Ken Krieger and the makers behind Project Buendia. They created an Ebola-proof tablet and server with Intel Edison technology to help fight the Ebola outbreak -- and they did in two months when it would normally take two years -- because they were racing against time.
This brief video highlights how, with the help of IBM Watson, doctors are pioneering smarter medicine. Watson is helping doctors find hidden correlations across all types of data like medical history, genetics, research and more.