TechBridgeWorld is a research group at Carnegie Mellon University that innovates and implements technology solutions to meet sustainable development needs around the world. Through strong collaborations with partners in developing communities, we explore and enhance the role of technology globally, focusing on two main principles: sharing expertise to create innovative and locally suitable solutions, and empowerment of indigenous populations to create sustainable solutions. Through these efforts TechBridgeWorld creates technology accessible and relevant to all.
TechBridgeWorld was founded in 2004 by Robotics Assistant Research Professor M. Bernardine Dias, TechBridgeWorld is pioneering research in the field of Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD).
TechBridgeWorld has several projects and programs. Our work includes:
- Assistive Technology - Developing educational and navigational tools for visually impaired and deaf communities.
- TechCaFE - Creating technology tools for customizable and fun education.
- iSTEP - An internship opportunity for Carnegie Mellon students to conduct technology research projects in underserved communities.
- Education e-Village - An online community for technology education in underserved communities.
mbdias [AT] ri.cmu.edu
sarahbelousov [AT] gmail.com
bea.dias [AT] gmail.com
garyfredgiger [AT] gmail.com
eteves [AT] cs.cmu.edu