SIGHT TORONTO was launched on Oct 7 on IEEE Day in Toronto with a solid founding membership with plans to expand its membership to include students and GOLD members in the near future. SIGHT Toronto will focus on humanitarian technologies for the disabled.
The 2014 IEEE Canada International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IHTC) will be held in Montreal, Canada from June 1-4, 2014. The conference will focus on humanitarian applications of technology in the general areas of technologies for improving the lives of underserved peoples (including aboriginal/indigenous peoples), technologies for the disabled, health-related technologies, humanitarian engineering educational programs, and technologies to assist in disaster situations. The conference will feature outstanding keynote speakers, workshops, a student paper competition and peer-reviewed papers. Technology-oriented papers and papers describing social and economic factors related to humanitarian technology implementation are welcome for the conference.
Engineering for Change
2013 brought us low-cost paper diagnostic strips for cows, e-readers in African schools and RFID chips for rural medical patients… These are the prototypes and projects that caught our attention.