Google.org grant fund to support disability benefits app and 3D technology


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The grant to Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust will help them provide improved access to a well-fitting artificial leg through the use of 3D scanning and printing technologies. The Leprosy Mission Trust India will establish a facility to create high-quality, customized, protective footwear for people with leprosy using 3D technologies. The Public Health Foundation India will develop a mobile app for village healthcare workers to rapidly and reliably assess eligibility for government disability benefits .Google.org has  announced that it will support three Indian non-profit organizations through more than ₹54 million (US$800,000) in grant funding. The recipients include the Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust, Leprosy Mission Trust India and Public Health Foundation India.
The grants are the result of the global Google Impact Challenge for disabilities, an initiative to invest US$20 million in non-profits that are using emerging technologies to increase independence for disabled people. NGOs from around the world were invited to submit ideas that would make a real, positive impact for people living with disabilities.

Source : http://computer.financialexpress.com/news/google-org-grant-fund-to-support-disability-benefits-app-and-3d-technology/16448/

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