The BBC features a proposed medical trial using a ‘smart bandage’ to monitor how a patient’s wound is recovering without the need for patient and doctor to meet.
Engadget reports on plans in Los Angeles to make sure cell phone towers are not only earthquake proof, but that they will remain functioning for responders and government agencies as well as allowing members of the public to communicate with friends and family.
Springwise features a solar powered device – the Outernet Lantern – that can receive internet transmissions in remote, off-grid locations or in times of emergency. The information received by the Lantern tends to be news or educational, but Outernet can broadcast content requested by users, including video.
HowWeGetToNext features the RootIO project which “…aims to create an open-source toolkit to give anyone the power to start and run a radio station using only a smartphone, a cheap radio transmitter and cloud telephony services.” The article states that radio can still reach the widest audience, particularly in developing nations. For more details visit the links below.
Source: HowWeGetToNext / RootIO
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