The tablet convoy
How to deliver IT to secluded villages without electricity or Internet? Here goes a clue: tablets and solar power.
With readily available materials and easily assembled, this technology has been developed by a group of Spanish engineers.
Child death rates are one of the most pressing issues in underdeveloped countries. And, frequently, premature births are to blame. According to the WHO, every year there are 15 million children born before that. And when that happens in regions where technology is outdated, the consequences can be life-threatening. Thus, four years ago, Spanish engineer Alejandro Escario and his team developed a new incubator model easily assembled and made of readily available materials. The MIT acknowledged their effort by awarding them a prize in its Global FAB Awards. Escario’s incubator has already traveled to Africa and Latin America. There, his technological project has dramatically lowered the cost, which can normally reach up to 60,000 €, to around 300 €.
Source: El País