|UNICEF wants innovation in cost-effective low-power wearable technology(like a cheape iWatch or iPhone)|
They say that such a wearable device would have the following characteristics :
A wearable built to address social good would ultimately need to follow a systemic, communitarian approach. It must be:
- Cost-effective: Needs to have the capacity to be executed en masse in low-cost areas, with a demonstrated business case and need
- Rugged and Durable: Waterproof, shockproof, weatherproof, heat resistant, easily stored, and built to last
- Low-power: Run off a battery, have a long battery life (possibly using alternate energy), and be power efficient where there is no power
- Scalable: Can be applied to varying environments and communities, sustained by a larger ecosystem, easily produced/developed, easy to use, easy to maintain/fixed by local skill force
Such systems would help in communication and health monitoring on a large scale and provides direct contact with the people.