When a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami severely damaged communities in Japan's Tohoku region in 2011, the area required a massive amount of reconstruction. And that involved moving residential areas to higher ground. Read the case study for details on how virtual reality technology helped guide relocation and reconstruction.
During winter most residents of Little Egg Harbor, a coastal town in New Jersey, leave until the weather warms up. But in their absence, water pipes in their homes can freeze and break or faucets may begin to leak. Read the case study to learn how the community's municipal utilities authority relies on technology from Council Lead Partner Sensus to monitor residents' homes and quickly respond to problems.
If donors experience a lengthy or cumbersome process trying to donate to a charity, will they think twice about donating to that organization again? The SickKids Foundation of Canada worked with Cisco to improve its collaboration and efficiency. As a result, it's raising more funds to help more sick kids. Read the case study for details.
The diabetes epidemic in northern Mexico and elsewhere suggests an urgent need for innovative solutions. Read in a Qualcomm case study how 3G wireless Internet access is being used in diabetes management to improve patient care for marginalized communities.
Experts estimate more than 1.7 billion people suffer from a range of mental health conditions. Untreated, those conditions can unravel lives. Yet the social stigma attached to seeking help means many don't get treatment. To solve that, an Egyptian startup uses Microsoft's cloud technology to make online psychotherapy services available to millions in the Middle East.
There are not enough pediatricians to care for the world’s children. Pediatric subspecialists in particular are in short supply globally. Read in this Cisco case study about a pilot in Northeast Brazil that used collaboration and cloud technologies to bring virtual pediatrics to underserved communities.
The urgency of congenital heart disease is an issue across the developing world. Read in this case study how The Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. uses Cisco TelePresence technology to collaborate on young heart patients' care with health professionals at the Uganda Heart Institute in real time.
Wireless Reach and Vodafone Spain Foundation collaborated on an "Augmented Reality for e-labora" project which provided customizable mobile applications for workers with intellectual disabilities. Read in this Qualcomm case study how tools and training helped them be more successful.
Bukchon Traditional Village is a popular Seoul, Korea tourist attraction. It also has a central community that is largely residential. As the number of tourists grew, complaints from residents did too – about overflowing trash. Read a case study to learn how sensor-equipped trash receptacles helped clean up the community and cut trash collection costs by 43%.
About 40% of the world’s population depend on traditional cookstoves that burn firewood, cow dung and crop residues. Inhaling that smoke and soot leads to about four million deaths a year. Read how switching to clean cooking technologies can improve the health of women and children who are most exposed to the smoke.