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Call for Change: Wearables for Good Design Challenge Looks for Innovation

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Very good idea
puga2006   5/22/2015 4:38:02 PM

Wearables can add a lot of value to developing countries, here are some very highlevel initial thoughts on how they can add value focussing on some very important fundamental amenities that are lacking, however the challenge will be to make them in an affordable cost for these economies. It would probably look something like an RFID chip without any screen that be integrated/read through the cell phone screen or something like that in order to keep the cost very minimal. 

Govt of India recently did a major project to provide unique identity to the people based on  biometric technology, that could be incorporated in wearable technology and can be integrated with systems that validate and provide services to people based on their identity. 

Education - Kids that are supposed to be in school can be tracked using wearables, if they are somewhere else and still receiving govt benefits then stipulations can be enforced. 

Healthcare - Health monitoring for old people and kids that are supposed to be receiving govt benefits but not getting any because the middle men are scamming the funds  

Safety of Women is still lacking even in big cities, if the near and dears can know the location of the ladies in their family, especially the ones that are working through their mobile device that will make life easy 




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