This week in PopTech: Lung on a chip and robot in the wild
Friday, June 10, 2011 UTC|
There's always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week's highlights follows.
- Donald Ingber’s (PopTech 2010) ‘lung on a chip’ invention, which can mimic the boundary between the lung’s air sacs and its capillaries, was named a finalist for the 2011 INDEX: Design for Life Award earlier this week.
- One of PopTech's early initiatives, Project Masiluleke, which uses mobile technology to bring HIV and AIDS information and services to South Africans, has streaked past the billion Call Back Tag mark.
- On Monday, Medic Mobile announced the first mobile SIM app for healthcare. Founder Josh Nesbit (Social Innovation Fellow 2009): “People get excited about the iPhone apps because of profit potential. We’re excited about designing SIM applications because of the impact potential.” In an Op-Ed for CNN, Nesbit urged his fellow millennials to innovate to save lives.
- Rube Goldberg master Heather Knight's (PopTech 2010) Robot in the Wild will be making an appearance at the Girls Who Rock show tonight at the Gramercy Theater in New York City. The concert benefits She’s the First, a non-profit helping girls in the developing world be the first in their families to graduate from the Arlington Academy of Hope in Uganda.
Image: Wyss Institute
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