know where to go for treatment and how to take their medication to stay
Village Phone (USA)
A 'Business in a Box' that provides telecommunications coverage and
business opportunities to poor rural populations in developing countries.
Using microfinance loans, grassroots entrepreneurs buy the kit and then
rent the use of the phone to their community. So communities are able to
contact families and friends, as well as access information about
healthcare, market prices, news and danger alerts.
Wadsworth Brain-Computer Interface (USA)
The Wadsworth BCI enables totally paralyzed people to communicate and
control their environment with brain signals alone. The user wears a cloth
electrode cap to detect brain waves that are then translated into outputs
such as word-processing, speech, e-mail, environmental control, or
movements of robotic devices. The Wadsworth BCI is the only BCI in the
world that gives independent communication to totally paralyzed people for
daily home use. http://www.bciresearch.org/html/saatchi.html
About the Award
Previous World Changing Ideas Award finalists have ranged from a tornado early-warning system, self-adjusting spectacles, a sonar system that enables the visually-impaired to 'see' with their ears, a compound that can replicate the sensitivity of human skin, a new kind of aeroplane, a storage system for the world's languages and viable electric lighting for the developing world.
The 2005 recipients were t
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