Article: SafariSeat: Open-Source Wheelchair for Developing Countries

Hardware, Open Health, Open Manufacturing, Open Source

SafariSeat: Open-Source Wheelchair for Developing Countries

SEATTLE, Washington — Due to a lack of resources, it is important for developing countries to come up with cost-effective and efficient solutions to improve the lives of those with disabilities. The World Health Organization estimates that in a developing country, disabilities increase a person’s living costs by around 9-14%.

For many already living in poverty, this is an added cost they simply cannot afford. SafariSeat is an open-source wheelchair that is helping low-income countries, especially within Africa, to mobilize disabled individuals who otherwise struggle to move around.

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Article: Berkeley Law Center Creates First Global Protocol On Using Social Media As Evidence For War Crimes

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Berkeley Law Center Creates First Global Protocol On Using Social Media As Evidence For War Crimes

At the Nuremberg trials, harrowing video footage of Nazi concentration camps comprised the first use of film as evidence in international criminal prosecutions. On December 1, some 75 years later, a virtual event broadcast live from Nuremberg, Geneva, and Berkeley officially launched the Berkeley Protocol on Digital Open Source Investigations.

Six workshops and consultations with more than 150 experts were used to develop the new Berkeley Protocol.

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