Creativity will save the world
Are you a creative? Sooner or later your own parents might raise an eyebrow (in a kindly way, of course) wondering just what it is that you do in life and what your contribution to improve the world is. The best answer comes from UNICEF via a contest for all creatives engaged in designing wearable technology that can help people to live following better hygiene standards in environments with limited resources. The contest was called, not by chance, Wearables for Good and it aimed to channel design and technology to improve hygiene and health conditions in modern society.
Have you washed your hands?
Just recently, the two winners were announced, from among the 250 entrants (from 46 countries around the world) who had accepted the challenge and taken part. On the winners' podium the projects SoaPen and Khushi Baby. The former is a tool for personal hygiene. Its appealing pastel shape encourages children from 3 to 6 years old to wash their hands, because in this case, the object is not just to wash, but to colour the fingers. Moreover this tool is not just playful and fun, but also practical, since it can be easily carried and used without any problems.
Health under Control
Khushi Baby, instead, is a platform that memorizes all baby's data, including illnesses, and by using Near Field Communication sends and receives information via smartphone. In this way the health conditions and vaccinations of infants can be monitored, without neglecting any important data.