“Forging the AT Value Chain” – HAC funded event

An international conference on Assistive Technology (AT) titled ‘Forging the Assistive Technology Value Chain’ (FATVC ‘19) was organized on 18 – 19 January 2019 at Marigold Hall, National Institute of Speech & Hearing (NISH), Trivandrum by the Centre for Assistive Technology & Innovation (CATI, NISH) in collaboration with IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC), IEEE SIGHT…
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Malaysia SIGHT Group Collaborates in Humanitarian Engagement Activity

10 March 2019 – As a collaboration between the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Student Chapter, Department of Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering (DMBE), Medical and Health Sciences Society, UTAR, and IEEE-MySIGHT4Rehab group, a Humanitarian Engagement activity was held in the Home for Special People in Cheras, Malaysia. This multi-entity collaborative…
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WIE International Humanitarian Technology Project Competition (WIE-IHTPC) 2018

The Women in Engineering International Humanitarian Technology Project Competition (WIE-IHTPC) 2018 was held as a segment of IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Summit (WIE ILS) 2018 on 12 October 2018 at BSMMU Convention Center in Dhaka, Bangladesh. WIE-IHTPC 2018 was financially sponsored by IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC), organized by Women in Engineering Affinity…
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“Robotics for Equality & Democracy” – HAC Funded Event

The “Robotics for Equality & Democracy” program is really designed as a series of workshops organized by the RAS Tunisia Chapter that began in November of 2018 and continues through February of 2019   . The team was motivated to organize the workshops due to their identifying certain regions of the country that have received an…
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“Experiences in the Deployment of Emerging Technologies” – HAC funded event

IEEE Argentina Section and IES 9-012 “San Rafael en Informática” held its technical workshop on “Experiences in the Deployment of Emerging Technologies” from 22 – 23 November, 2018 in San Rafael, Argentina. The workshop was sponsored in part by IEEE HAC. Presenters belonged to IEEE, IEEE Argentina Section, IEEE Technical Society Chapters, and the Special…
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“I Have a Dream” – HAC Funded Event

On the 9th of December 2018, the IEEE National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS) PES Student Branch Chapter hosted a humanitarian event called, “I have a Dream.” Event Overview The event was organized to encourage children who live in vulnerable regions or orphanages to continue their studies, introduce them to the idea of renewable energy,…
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4th IEEE WIECON-ECE 2018 Conference

The 4th IEEE International Women in Engineering (WIE) Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, or IEEE WIECON-ECE 2018, took place in Pattaya, Thailand from the 14th – 16th of December 2018. Conference Agenda The 4th IEEE-WIECON-ECE 2018 was jointly organized by the Electrical Engineering Department of Kasetsart University, and the IEEE Bangladesh and IEEE Thailand…
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NetHealth 2019: Networking Humanitarian Technology for Healthcare

The NetHealth 2019 Networking Humanitarian Technology for Healthcare workshop was held during the 11th International Conference on COMmunication Systems & NETworkS (COMSNETS 2019) on the 11th of January 2019 in Bangalore, India. Background Healthcare is one of the fastest growing sectors in India. The Indian government has aggressive plans to develop India further into a…
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SIGHT – Lessons Learned in 2018

By: 2018 IEEE SIGHT Chair Daniel Lottis In what follows, I’ll discuss three interconnected lessons that many SIGHT volunteers learned this year. Even if all these lessons are deeply embedded in your mind already, you may wish to read on. In most cases, I find that reading somebody else describe something I already understand rather…
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