Proximity Button is an affordable way to protect people living with dementia

June 3, 2016 by  
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After having watched her own mother care for people with dementia for over 15 years, Natalie Price wanted to create a device that would keep people living with dementia safer. To that end, she is launching an Indiegogo campaign to manufacture the Proximity Button. The device is the first of its kind in the dementia market, and uses innovative technology to provide carers with an affordable solution to protect people living with dementia from wandering. The smart Button sensor, worn by a person with dementia, connects to a carer’s iPhone or Android device and alerts them when the wearer wanders too far. The Proximity Button is not a tracking device, and therefore does not rely on expensive technology. James Ashwell, Founder of Unforgettable.org, said, “There are a few tracking products available in the market, but they use expensive technology. I’m excited about Proximity because it’s unlike other products out there; it’s a simple solution to help keep people safer at a much more affordable price point.” + Proximity Button

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Toyota announces return of the stair-climbing iBOT wheelchair

May 24, 2016 by  
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This week Toyota revealed plans for its second generation iBOT prototype, a wheelchair so adaptable it allows people to climb stairs. The comeback is great news for people who feel limited by conventional wheelchair mobility and could usher in a whole new frontier for how balancing technologies are used to improve people’s lives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBQvEJJBY-A The iBOT originally appeared on the scene in 2001, yet with the hefty price of $25,000 it was out of commission…

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Earth911TV: All You Need to Know About Composting

October 8, 2015 by  
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Composting isn’t something just for people who have elaborate gardens and huge backyards! You can compost regardless of your living situation! Compost enriches the texture of the soil which helps it to retain and drain water better! It helps reduce…

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How one small town is teaching polar bears to fear people

November 26, 2013 by  
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Churchill in Manitoba is one of the great destinations for people wanting to view polar bears. But for the people who live there, managing the human-bear conflicts is a serious concern, especially as the species is pushed to its limits by climate change.

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Tin robots and iDiot phones give an adorable reality check in this short film

November 26, 2013 by  
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This great short film looks at the humor and ridiculousness of our smart phone obsession and perpetual upgrading.

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E-Waste Recycling Program Employs Disabled Americans

August 27, 2012 by  
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A new program with plans to expand electronic recycling efforts in ten US cities also aims to boost employment of disabled Americans. The Arc, a national advocacy association for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD),…

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Battling Climate Change by Changing Behavior

June 16, 2010 by  
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From smoking cessation to wearing seat belts, behavior change theories and experiences point to three key conditions needed for people, organizations or society to change — having a sense of tension, efficacy and benefits.

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Climate Corps 2010: Searching for Energy Savings at News Corp.

June 16, 2010 by  
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The EDF Climate Corps fellow assigned to News Corporation in New York begins his hunt for energy savings at the facility that prints almost 1 million copies a day of the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post.

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New Burger King Restaurant Powered By Wind and Solar Energy

June 16, 2010 by  
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A new Burger King restaurant in Germany features wind, solar, lighting, heating and cooling systems that are expected to produce whopping cuts in energy use and costs.

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Shanghai GM Green Supply Chain Program Saved $19M in 2009

June 16, 2010 by  
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Shanghai General Motors partnered with the World Environment Center for a "Greening the Supply Chain Initiative" targeting 125 suppliers, which invested about US$21 million in 498 projects that generated annual cost savings of roughly US$19 million. Many projects had ROIs of less than a year.

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