humanitarian design

The BiliCam Smartphone App Detects Jaundice in Newborns

The BiliCam Smartphone App Detects Jaundice in Newborns

Jaundice in newborns is a common condition, particularly in preterm infants and babies less than a week old. However, jaundice is sometimes hard to see, which is why a team of physicians and engineers

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This Inspiring 99 Year-Old Woman Sews a Dress a Day to Send to Young Girls in Africa

This Inspiring 99 Year-Old Woman Sews a Dress a Day to Send to Young Girls in Africa

99 year-old Lillian Weber sews a dress every single day. While that fact in and of itself is remarkable — what makes Weber’s labor of love even more inspiring is that each dress is destined

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9 Year-Old Best Friends Create Brooklyn-Based Handmade Jewelry Business with a Mission to Change the World

9 Year-Old Best Friends Create Brooklyn-Based Handmade Jewelry Business with a Mission to Change the World

Best friends Lutece and Tess imagined that they could make the world a better place through art and friendship. But instead of waiting to grow up to pursue their dreams, the two birthday-sharing buddies

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Company in India Uses Discarded Cardboard to Make School Bags that Transform into Desks to Improves Kids’ Education

Company in India Uses Discarded Cardboard to Make School Bags that Transform into Desks to Improves Kids’ Education

The incredible company Aarambh in India is changing the face of education, by using discarded cardboard to make school bags that can double as student desks. The non-profit has created a transformative

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12 Year-Old Uses LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Set to Build a Braille Printer for the Blind

12 Year-Old Uses LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Set to Build a Braille Printer for the Blind

After transforming his LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit into a braille printer for the blind, 12 year-old Shubham Banerjee is now receiving invitations from the White House. The seventh-grader was formally invited

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Vermilio’s Fair Trade Kids Clothing Collection is Comprised of Naturally Dyed, Handwoven Textiles

Vermilio’s Fair Trade Kids Clothing Collection is Comprised of Naturally Dyed, Handwoven Textiles

Clothes with a soul — that’s what Vermilio is all about. Launching on Kickstarter, Vermilio’s new kids line will work with women on the Thai-Myanmar border, supporting generations-old

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The Fableists: Kidswear That Fuses Impeccable Style With Sustainabilty

The Fableists: Kidswear That Fuses Impeccable Style With Sustainabilty

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TOMS Vegan Sandals for Girls are a Fashion Do for Spring and Summer!

TOMS Vegan Sandals for Girls are a Fashion Do for Spring and Summer!

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Firefly Infant Phototherapy Device Treats Jaundice & Saves Infants Lives in Developing Nations

Firefly Infant Phototherapy Device Treats Jaundice & Saves Infants Lives in Developing Nations

Nearly 3 in 5 babies (or 60%) are born with jaundice, a condition that leaves their skin and eyes with a yellowish tint due to excess bilirubin in their blood. In most cases, newborns will recover without

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Floating Solar-Powered Boat Schools Bring the Classroom to Children in Flood-Prone Bangladesh

Floating Solar-Powered Boat Schools Bring the Classroom to Children in Flood-Prone Bangladesh

Every year during the monsoon season, the rivers and streams of Bangladesh swell and inundate much of the country. Up to two-thirds of the nation experiences extreme flooding, cutting off transportation

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Edible Schoolyard NYC Transforms an Old Parking Lot in Brooklyn into an Urban Agriculture Oasis for Students

Edible Schoolyard NYC Transforms an Old Parking Lot in Brooklyn into an Urban Agriculture Oasis for Students

Children attending P.S. 216 in Gravesend, Brooklyn don’t have to stomach pink slime mystery meat or nasty school lunches. Instead they regularly feast on meals from their school garden. Thanks to a

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Photographer Michael Wolf’s ‘The Real Toy Story’ Pictorial Shows Life Inside a Chinese Toy Factory

Photographer Michael Wolf’s ‘The Real Toy Story’ Pictorial Shows Life Inside a Chinese Toy Factory

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UNICEF Uses Ghostly Projections to Bring Awareness to the Haunting Plight of Child Refugees

UNICEF Uses Ghostly Projections to Bring Awareness to the Haunting Plight of Child Refugees

UNICEF Sverige recently launched a campaign in Stockholm wherein ghostly projections of children popped up all over the city to bring awareness to the plight of Sweden’s young refugees. In

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Kid-Powered Merry-Go-Round Generates Electricity for Classrooms & Lanterns in Rural Ghana

Kid-Powered Merry-Go-Round Generates Electricity for Classrooms & Lanterns in Rural Ghana

For students in rural Ghana, Africa, recess means much more than a thrilling game of freeze tag. Thanks to Ben Markham, retired Vice-President of Engineering at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering,

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“Tree House Guru” Builds Remarkable Tree House Classroom for Child Survivors of the Japanese Tsunami

“Tree House Guru” Builds Remarkable Tree House Classroom for Child Survivors of the Japanese Tsunami

Tree houses are excellent places for exploration and play — and for the children of Sendai, Japan, one exquisite tree house is also a site of healing and education. In his film series,

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Ocean Sole Transforms Flip Flops Littering the Shores of the Indian Ocean into Colorful Works of Art

Ocean Sole Transforms Flip Flops Littering the Shores of the Indian Ocean into Colorful Works of Art

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The JalaPira is a Water Safety Device Designed to Help Save Drowning Children in Bangladesh

The JalaPira is a Water Safety Device Designed to Help Save Drowning Children in Bangladesh

According to organizations such as The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents in the UK and UNICEF, nearly 18,000 children in developing countries drown each year. Bangladesh is identified as being

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An Embassy for Refugees Project Pairs Thoughtful Architecture and Human Rights

An Embassy for Refugees Project Pairs Thoughtful Architecture and Human Rights

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