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Wei Peng gives us a survey of cool inventions that have the potential to help people in developing countries.

Wei Peng gives us a survey of cool inventions that have the potential to help people in developing countries.

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  • Wei PengInnovation that Matters
  • Image&source:&Food$Court$Lunch$blog,&h/p://bit.ly/tOTcRD
  • Hairstyling$Iron$with$MP3$Player Puppy$Tweets$ Noodle$Robot
  • Image&Source:&Geekosystem,&h/p://bit.ly/tJ19BV&>&John&Saddington&(@tentblogger),&CreaGve&Engineer,&8bit.io
  • Concept of Appropriate Technology  Affordable  Sustainable  Right for the place  Right for the people
  • Water•  low>cost&water&purificaAon&tool&•  700&litres/straw—–&approximately&one& year&of&water&consumpAon&for&one& person.&&•  Unit&price:&$&7.5
  • 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$Facts Math$Workout SAT$vocabulary and&more…•  Cheapest&tablet&•  Target&collage&students&•  Android&2.2&—&access&to&educaAonal&apps
  • EducaEon•  low>cost&projector&•  100,000+&pages&informaAon&•  Solar&power&
  • Health•  In&sub>Saharan&Africa,&there&is&only&1$optometrist$for& every&1$million$people$•  Self>adjustable&glasses—&do&it&yourself!!
  • •  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>governmental&organizaAons
  • Thank You! Wei Peng