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Social Impact

Better lives through open source technology

Infrastructure and mapping

In a world where one in five people live without electricity, OffgridElectric provides clean, transformative energy to households that suffer from expensive, unreliable grids or have no grid access at all. We are lighting the homes of over 50,000 people per month, and that number is only increasing.

Designed and built for Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team collaborative emergency/disaster mapping, the OSM Tasking Manager 2.0 divides an area into individual squares that can be rapidly mapped by thousands of volunteers.

Designed and built for Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team collaborative emergency/disaster mapping, the OSM Tasking Manager 2.0 divides an area into individual squares that can be rapidly mapped by th…
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Crisis Mappers leverage mobile & web-based applications, participatory maps & crowdsourced event data, aerial & satellite imagery, geospatial platforms, advanced visualization, live simulation, and computational & statistical models to power effective early warning for rapid response to complex humanitarian emergencies.

REFUGE restrooms indexes and maps safe restroom locations for trans, intersex, and gender nonconforming individuals.

Health

A research-validated stethoscope whose plans are available Freely and openly. The cost of the entire stethoscope is between $2.5 to $5 to produce

HospitalRun is built to provide the most modern hospital information system possible to the least resourced environments.

OptiKey is an assistive on-screen keyboard which runs on Windows. It is designed to be used with a low cost eye-tracking device to bring keyboard control, mouse control and speech to people with motor and speech limitations, such as people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) / Motor Neuron Disease (MND).

OpenMRS is a software platform and a reference application which enables design of a customized medical records system with no programming knowledge (although medical and systems analysis knowledge is required). It is a common platform upon which medical informatics efforts in developing countries can be built.

Using world-class health technology to transform people’s healthcare in the poorest places on earth.

Activism