A post from the UK offers a fascinating glimpse at 24 technologies that could potentially improve a lot of lives. We provide a peek at five that are focused on wellness, including a Skype-like app for older folks and 3D printed bionic hands for amputees.
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Engaged citizens are critical to the success of smart cities initiatives. We wrap up our series on engagement with reasons to get started today, successful projects worth emulating and tools that will help.
10,000 problems fixed in six months, thanks to Improve Detroit app… Schenectady taps GE retiree brain power to get smarter… SF pilot that targets transit-only lane encroachment gets green light… Veolia refuse team in Westminster creates children's book on recycling… There's no doubt about open data in Dubai – it's the law.
As smart cities are discovering, opening up data can reveal trends that may have remained a mystery otherwise. For example, as Halloween creeps closer, data geeks have revealed the best cities for trick-or-treating, where you don't want to live during a vampire attack – and more fun and freaky stuff.
A Microsoft partner has come up with a solution to speed voter check-in and verification. Get details on the Scytl ePollBook and other technologies that are modernizing the voting process and also encouraging greater voter participation.
Code for America (CfA) revealed its latest lineup of apps from eight cities working with CfA technologists this year. Still works in progress, the apps take innovative approaches to economic development, healthcare and more. Get a rundown of what the eight cities are up to.
Get a free trial of a weather alerting system. Drill down on your locale's disaster history. Browse a global registry of urban sustainability rating tools. Click to learn how to get these tools and two more.
Many cities are building apps to better connect with their citizens, but are they giving them the apps they really want? Don't miss a new IBM report on apps people say they want most. There are some surprises.
As populations grow and traffic congestion increases, demand is growing quickly for solutions that make urban travel easier and faster. A new MasterCard report finds most residents in emerging market cities are willing to share personal data to make that happen. Read more on that and other surprising findings too.