Feb 7, 2014
There are so many things in today’s society that can distract us from what matters most. Social media is an incredible tool that lets us share our thoughts and creativity with the rest of the world within seconds. How great would it be if we were putting our advanced technology to good use? I recently read an article highlighting new inventions that are changing the developing world for the better. Hopefully some of these will inspire us to get out there and make a difference in the world.
Glasses may not seem like the biggest thing to hit the developing world but it sure does help when they are only $1. These glasses are manufactured on bending and milling machines that are specially designed to make these glasses. The material is a strong, hypoallergenic spring steel wire. Each pair of glasses takes about 15 minutes to make and can be done at home, meaning women can receive income by working and taking care of their children at the same time. Poor vision is a serious matter. It is estimated that more than $120 billion dollars is lost per year due to vision impairment.
ROTOR Swimming Power Plant
This is a small hydro power plant that generates electricity by using the current of the river. This little gadget is great for people in rural areas that live near rivers. It can generate and produce electricity 24/7. There are roughly 1.4 billion people that do not have access to electrical energy. With the ROTOR power plant one can now have access to renewable energy that will improve the living situation for so many. The assembly of this project can also help the economy grow.
To read up on more incredible inventions that are improving the developing world, including the laptops you see in the above picture, visit venturebeat.com and start getting involved. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “we must become the change we want to see in the world.”