Nasscom awards: Technology for social good

Feb 06 2013, 09:45 IST
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This year’s Nasscom awards demonstrate tech can be used to tackle social, environmental issues. (Reuters) This year’s Nasscom awards demonstrate tech can be used to tackle social, environmental issues. (Reuters)
SummaryThis year’s Nasscom awards demonstrate tech can be used to tackle social, environmental issues.

The D Labs to be available to all parents and institutions who have to deal with children with learning disabilities. Once it gets recognition, it can be very handy with identifying dyslexic kids early in their lives, and also developing programmes to aid their learning.” At the moment, the gadget is being used by a few NGOs and some families at an annual subscription of Rs 8,000.

Desai says, “At the moment, Stipator can only be used by those girls who own a smartphone. But our ultimate aim is to develop a lipstick-sized gadget, costing no more than Rs 4,000, which will be in the purse of every woman who travels late at night so that cases like the horrible Delhi gangrape could be averted.”

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