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Featured Humanitarian Open Tool: Bamboo House

Bamboo HouseThe research conducted in advance and throughout the development of the CSEB / Bamboo House Prototype seeks to develop improvements to earthen architecture practices with a focus on shelter disaster risk reduction in areas that are subject to an array of water related concerns. The work aims to investigate the efficiency of earthen solutions exploring the opportunity to use earth appropriately within low-income housing and offering construction improvements. The intention is not to provide new alternatives but offer low-cost improvements based on successful existing practices that can be adopted by individuals and families with limited assets. Learn more about the CSEB / Bamboo Prototype and view the Report!

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Featured Humanitarian Open Tool: KALite

KALite

KA Lite by Learning Equality.org is a light-weight web server for viewing and interacting with core Khan Academy content (videos and exercises) without needing an Internet connection.

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Humanitarian Innovation Corner: April 2016

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The last few weeks were marked by the entry into force of the first strategic partnership with the Global Innovation Exchange, the presentation of a research on drones and mine action in a conference in occasion of the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, and the Keynote Talk introducing HTH and IIHA in a series organized by the World Food Programme (WFP) HQ in Rome. Both events, although very different in nature, announce exciting opportunities for development and represent just a first step in what will be a long, shared process. Also, HTH and its technical partner, I2M Factory – Digital Agency are proud to announce the opening of the Labs to the public for the first time since the launch of HTH. To test the platform, we will be accepting a limited amount of registered users willing to support us facilitating innovators worldwide in creating new humanitarian technology. With IIHA being the key partner in the initiative, IIHA Alumni and Faculty will be granted a red-tape access to the public beta testing. Don’t be shy, we’re opening on the 26th of April!

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Featured Humanitarian Open Tool: Hydraulic Ram Pump

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Hydraulic Ram Pump – A water pump working with just gravity, designed by Clemson University

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Featured Humanitarian Open Tool: 3D Printed Stethoscope

Gliax-stethoscope3D Printed Stethoscope 

A fully functional and research-validated stethoscope composed of a few 3D printed parts and some easy to source materials like a few centimeters of tubing, a cut out from a report cover for the membrane and a rubber band to fix it on the 3D printed head. The ear plus are cast of plumber’s sanitary silicone in a 3D printer mould. The pieces are printed on an open-source 3D printer. The complete stethoscope it is a welcome tool for doctors in a part of the world where even procuring stethoscopes is almost impossible. The final goal is for the bell and the rest of the stethoscope to cost between $4 to $5 to produce and distribute.
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