Wei PengInnovation that Matters
Image&source:&Food$Court$Lunch$blog,&h/p://bit.ly/tOTcRD
Hairstyling$Iron$with$MP3$Player                                   Puppy$Tweets$         Noodle$Robot
Image&Source:&Geekosystem,&h/p://bit.ly/tJ19BV&>&John&Saddington&(@tentblogger),&CreaGve&Engineer,&8bit.io
Concept of Appropriate Technology  Affordable  Sustainable  Right for the place  Right for the people
Water•  low>cost&water&purificaAon&tool&•  700&litres/straw—–&approximately&one&   year&of&water&consumpAon&for&one&   pers...
Water•  transport&90&liters&water&at&one&Ame&•  5X&increase&in&producAvity&•  Similar&product:&Q>drum
Water•  store&monsoon&rainwater&•  100,000>liter&version&available&•  1/5&of&the&cost&of&exisAng&   cement&tanks&
Food•  keep&tomato&fresh&for&21&days&•  open>source&technology
Food•  Portable;&pedal&power&•  100KG&rice&grain/hour
Food•  Proceed&all&kinds&of&nuts&   at&the&rate&of&50&kg/hr&   (compare&to&4kg/hr&by&   hands)&
Energy•  operate&on&all&solid&biofuels&•  high&thermal&efficiency&raAo&   (30%)&•  Environmentally&friendly
EducaEon                                             Science$Facts                                             Math$Workou...
EducaEon•  low>cost&projector&•  100,000+&pages&informaAon&•  Solar&power&
Health•  In&sub>Saharan&Africa,&there&is&only&1$optometrist$for&   every&1$million$people$•  Self>adjustable&glasses—&do&i...
•  Difficult&to&access&remote&rural&communiAes&•  Money!&Money!&Money!!&(a&Q>drum&costs&$65)&
•  encourage&&grass>root&innovaAons&•  connect&innovators,&scholars,&academicians,&policy&makers,&   entrepreneurs&and&non...
Thank You! Wei Peng
Wei Peng: Innovation that Matters
Wei Peng: Innovation that Matters
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Wei Peng gives us a survey of cool inventions that have the potential to help people in developing countries.

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  1. 1. Wei PengInnovation that Matters
  2. 2. Image&source:&Food$Court$Lunch$blog,&h/p://bit.ly/tOTcRD
  3. 3. Hairstyling$Iron$with$MP3$Player Puppy$Tweets$ Noodle$Robot
  4. 4. Image&Source:&Geekosystem,&h/p://bit.ly/tJ19BV&>&John&Saddington&(@tentblogger),&CreaGve&Engineer,&8bit.io
  5. 5. Concept of Appropriate Technology  Affordable  Sustainable  Right for the place  Right for the people
  6. 6. Water•  low>cost&water&purificaAon&tool&•  700&litres/straw—–&approximately&one& year&of&water&consumpAon&for&one& person.&&•  Unit&price:&$&7.5
  7. 7. Water•  transport&90&liters&water&at&one&Ame&•  5X&increase&in&producAvity&•  Similar&product:&Q>drum
  8. 8. Water•  store&monsoon&rainwater&•  100,000>liter&version&available&•  1/5&of&the&cost&of&exisAng& cement&tanks&
  9. 9. Food•  keep&tomato&fresh&for&21&days&•  open>source&technology
  10. 10. Food•  Portable;&pedal&power&•  100KG&rice&grain/hour
  11. 11. Food•  Proceed&all&kinds&of&nuts& at&the&rate&of&50&kg/hr& (compare&to&4kg/hr&by& hands)&
  12. 12. Energy•  operate&on&all&solid&biofuels&•  high&thermal&efficiency&raAo& (30%)&•  Environmentally&friendly
  13. 13. EducaEon Science$Facts Math$Workout SAT$vocabulary and&more…•  Cheapest&tablet&•  Target&collage&students&•  Android&2.2&—&access&to&educaAonal&apps
  14. 14. EducaEon•  low>cost&projector&•  100,000+&pages&informaAon&•  Solar&power&
  15. 15. Health•  In&sub>Saharan&Africa,&there&is&only&1$optometrist$for& every&1$million$people$•  Self>adjustable&glasses—&do&it&yourself!!
  16. 16. •  Difficult&to&access&remote&rural&communiAes&•  Money!&Money!&Money!!&(a&Q>drum&costs&$65)&
  17. 17. •  encourage&&grass>root&innovaAons&•  connect&innovators,&scholars,&academicians,&policy&makers,& entrepreneurs&and&non>governmental&organizaAons
  18. 18. Thank You! Wei Peng
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