Connecting Devices for Impact

December 20, 2019 12:00 AM
  • Connecting Devices for Impact

Digital technology and Connective devices are uniting the world. Combined solutions are now addressing real-world challenges. 

The concept of using technology for social good is steadily becoming popular. As a result, a large number of nonprofits are now adopting different technology solutions to connect for good. 

ICMEC (The International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children), an NPO based in Virginia is combating child trafficking and sexual harassment using an AI-powered platform that utilizes Amazon’s biometric technology to find missing and abducted children. Amazon's hardware biometric installations in public spaces recognises missing children and reports back with data that are, in most cases, instrumental in finding them. Examples like these are evidence to the fact that devices that connect technology has high potential in solving an array of social problems. 

Connecting devices are seen as a harbinger of development, especially in India where digital technology is on the rise and the government’s digital initiatives are working in sync to bring in sustainable transformation. Various Government organisations and NPOs are going digital to assimilate and analyze the data that help them expand their scope and work efficiently to support those who are in need.

Recent times have seen the rise of the development of morse codes into apps and other devices. Using Morse Code, assistive technology has been helping people suffering from stroke and paralysis or any other kind of illness that renders an individual incapable of speech, to communicate via morse code. Google Keynote 2019 showed a glimpse on how Google collaborated with developer Ms Tanya Finyalson to create ‘Hello Morse’ - an exclusive Gboard configuration of the morse code on the android platform. 

Apps like Body Organ Donation and Donate my time are connecting NGOs and people across the country to work together for social impact. These apps are connecting people via mobile technology that even safeguards identity.   

Connecting devices are helping various organizations to come together and help people world over by spreading awareness, garnering help as well as creating new and innovative, feasible solutions that have the potential to impact many lives.

A simple computer and an internet connection is also a step forward for those in need to gain skill learning and boost employment chances, thereby giving them the opportunity to lead a better quality of life. Be it any device, when used with proper training, it has the potential to light new pathways, aiding individuals to solve everyday problems. 

It’s only a matter of time before technology integrates completely with our lives, and hopefully this will mean equal opportunities for all in days to come.

Share this:
Tags:

NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIPTION

Get the latest news from the social good space by signing up to our newsletter.
Subscribe

Submit an Idea

Do you have an idea for an app related to social good? Exceptional ideas will be considered for funding by Vodafone Foundation.

Submit

Case Studies

Holistic approach to farming advisories Image 71903
By Kavitha Srinivasa   As part of Agri-GIS, C-SAG has...
Tangible solutions for the visually impaired Image 71888
By Kavitha Srinivasa Tactopus, a 2018 social enterprise, is...
Investing in Teachers, key to primary education success Image 71326
By Kavitha Srinivasa Delhi-based Sampark Foundation, spearheaded...
Tools for Agricultural Angst Image 01 71126
By Kavitha Srinivasa Digital Green, is a not-for-profit...
Educate for a Better Future Image 70217
By Kavitha Srinivasa Jan Sewa Welfare and Educational Society, a...

Interviews

Educate, empower and equip everyone Digitally and Spiritually
By Kavitha Srinivasa How did Galway Foundation begin? Please can...
theteacherapp activities image
By Kavitha Srinivasa What prompted you to give up investment...
Hear2Read activities image
By Kavitha Srinivasa Impressionable Age Google Playstore...
Safecity Interview Banner
By Kavitha Srinivasa As sexual violence is a global issue — since...
By Kavitha Srinivasa It is not every day that one comes across a...