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Using Technology to Help People

artist wearing the Eyewriter

Paralyzed artist Tempt One wears the Eyewriter, a low-cost, open source eye-tracking system that allows him to draw using just his eyes.


"Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry."

—Bill Drayton, Leading Social Entrepreneurs Changing the World

Entrepreneur Elliot Kotek and his business partner Mick Ebeling have taken Bill Drayton's observation to heart, working to ensure technology can not only help those in need, but that those in need may, in turn, help create new technologies that can help the world.


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