OneDollarGlasses are affordable eyeglasses for low income people in need.
epAward 2013 Winners
1st - OneDollarGlasses
2nd - MakaPads Sanitary Pads
MakaPads are sanitary pads made from papyrus and paper waste. The naturally absorbent material has a high capacity (one pad can be used for 8 to 10 hours).
Community Prize - Solar Scheffler Reflectors
Solar Scheffler Reflectors help generate solar energy for people and businesses in Mexico, eliminating the need to generate thermal energy.
Finalist - Score Stove™2
The Score Stove™2 is a low-smoke cook stove with high combustion efficiency. When cooking with wood fuel or other fuels such as dung or crop residuals, it produces additional electrical energy through the combustion heat.
Finalist - Mobile Solar Kiosk
ARED Group’s (ARED) solar kiosk platform and mini server facilitate access to phone charging and digital applications for low income people in Africa.
Finalist - SunSaluter
The SunSaluter is a dual-incentive passive solar tracking and water filtration system, which optimizes existing solar infrastructure by collecting up to 40% more energy and simultaneously providing clean drinking water.
Finalist - River Ice - Cooling System
River Ice is a small-scale Garman river turbine directly connected to an open refrigeration compressor. Polyethylene bags which contain filtered water produce ice blocks through the energy of the current.
Finalist - ReMotion
ReMotion is an affordable polycentric knee joint designed for amputees living in difficult circumstances.
Finalist - Peepoo – Single-use Toilet
Peepoo is a personal, single-use toilet which sanitizes human excreta shortly after defecation, thereby preventing feces from contaminating and spreading lethal diseases such as cholera and diarrhea.
Finalist - Mapeo de Napas con Georadar – Soil Research
Georadar technology can be used to map and to determine the depth of water tables. Even without rain water, water can be provided for crops, if the roots come into contact with the water table zone.
Finalist - ECAR - Arsenic-safe Drinking Water
ECAR is a highly effective ultra low-cost water treatment technology designed to bring locally affordable and sustainable arsenic-safe water to rural communities.
Finalist - Biogas backpack
The Biogas backpack is a strong bag with backpack straps and a ball valve to easily store and transport biogas and make money from the sale of excess cooking gas.