AXA People Protectors
01/19/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
After having a stroke, people’s neural pathways are damaged and physical therapy is required. Amelia Day, a middle school American girl, created the "Pressure Soccer Ball": a rehabilitation pressure sensing ball that helps people recover from a stroke using light and sound stimuli. The ball gives the user sensory feedback on kicking accuracy to help them regain mobility and...
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01/18/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
Indigenous communities in Canada experience difficulties accessing education resulting in low literacy levels that consequently causes difficulties in integration. Emma Mogus, an 18 year old girl from Ontario along with her sister, launched a literacy charity, "Books with no Bounds." So far, they have brought over 200 000 books to children and youth around the country.

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01/17/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
In India, plastic disposal has become a real issue, as it causes massive pollution, does not decompose, and infrastructures are insufficient to process it all. The result: undischarged waste ends up harming people and the planet. A professor from Madurai, named the "Plastic Man," found the perfect way to solve this issue: he uses plastic waste from landfills and mixes it with heated bitumen to...
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01/16/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
Henri Nyakarundi designed a solar-powered kiosk to charge mobile phones. Already available across Rwanda, Henri’s ambition is to add new features to his Mobile Kiosks, such as Wi-Fi connection and develop a range of solar powered lights to better answer local populations’ needs.
While reducing greenhouse gas emissions is crucial to coping with global warming, American urban farmer Eric Toensmeier, had another idea. In his own backyard garden in Massachusetts, he has been experimenting with growing plants capable of capturing carbon dioxide that’s already in the atmosphere. The process, called “carbon farming,” relies on perennial crops, instead of commodity crops,...
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It may seem that renewable energy efforts are reserved for large companies, but V3 Power, a worker cooperative based in Nottingham thought otherwise. Believing that everyone can take action to help the environment, the group has been organizing courses to teach people how to build wind turbines using basic materials. Based on the Hugh Piggott blueprint available online, participants use wood,...
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Presenting the hidden treasures of London and contributing to the reintegration of the homeless is the goal of the non-profit "Unseen Tours." For about ten pounds, a trained, former homeless person gives you a new look at the city. In addition to knowing the city like the back of their hand, they add a unique touch to the visit by retracing certain stages of their life.

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Mother of a child with Down syndrome, Maria Dellapina had great difficulty finding glasses suitable for her daughter. Classic frames are not ideal for people with her condition since they have a shorter nose and smaller ears than the average person. So she decided to launch her own range of spectacles in 2008, "Specs4U." Now available in more than 30 countries, her brand has become a success...
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We wish you a Happy New Year full of promise and new adventures! As 2016 comes to an end, let's take a look back at some of the outstanding People Protectors' projects from the last 12 months.
On the occasion of World Braille Day, we're putting the spotlight on Madhu Singhal, a determined Indian woman who founded the organization "Mitra Jyothi" to improve the living conditions of the visually impaired.
On the occasion of World Braille Day, we're putting the spotlight on Madhu Singhal, a determined Indian woman who founded the organization "Mitra Jyothi" to improve the living conditions of the visually impaired.
After being the first and only man so far to swim across the Atlantic Ocean, Benoit Lecomte, a Franco-American architect, is set to take up another challenge in the spring of 2017: Swimming from Tokyo to San Francisco. Behind this sportive feat, there is also an ecological dimension. A team of scientists will follow the swimmer and collect data on the current state of the oceans to educate the...
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The holiday season represents moments of joy and cheerfulness surrounded by your friends and family. After indulging in festive meals and drinks, getting back to shape and returning to your healthy habits post-holiday season is a nice way to embrace the new year.

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More than 300 000 children worldwide do not own a proper pair of shoes: their feet grow fast and their parents cannot afford new ones making them vulnerable to wounds, infections and parasites, and preventing their feet from growing properly. Kenton Lee, a young American, decided to create “The Shoe That Grows:” adjustable shoes that can adapt to a foot’s growth up to 5 sizes.

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While their autonomy is constantly being improved, our electronic devices batteries seem to always be empty when we need them the most. To resolve this situation, a team of engineers imagined HandEnergy, a portable electricity generator which works thanks to wrist motion and can charge any type of device.

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The holiday season is upon us and some of you will be travelling to celebrate this festive season with family and friends to enjoy a well-deserved get away. Whether you’re an experienced or occasional flyer, follow this advice for a smooth and healthy journey while up in the air.

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To improve health conditions for pregnant women, Adepeju Jaiyeoba, a 31 year-old Nigerian woman, had founded the Brown Button Foundation, a NGO dedicated to training women to administer medical care for pregnancies. Because without the right tools, giving birth isn’t safe, she has also launched the “Mother’s Delivery Kit:” a kit of sterile utensils for delivery.

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Transporting vaccines from developed countries to developing ones is a challenging task, mainly because strict storage temperatures have to be respected for them to stay efficient. As a result, many people do not have access to vaccination at all. William Broadway, a 22 year-old student from the UK designed Isobar, a portable fridge that can maintain stable temperatures for up to 30 days. His...
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On the occasion of the International Human Solidarity Day, discover the story of 4 childhood friends who came together to launch the "Water Van Project" to raise awareness about the global water crisis and improve clean water access across Latin America.
In underprivileged parts of the world, menstruations can become a very difficult time: the cost of hygienic products and the lack of sanitary equipment can even prevents young girls from attending school. In order to improve things, a students’ team from the Art Center College of Design in California developed Flo, a device enabling women to wash, dry and reuse their menstrual pads in a...
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