Technology that's making the world a better place

From a bracelet that helped save a missing man's life to a treatment combating chemo hair loss, here's tech that’s changing Americans' lives for the better.


Technology can be a mixed blessing, but its capacity to help people can’t be understated.

Here are inspiring stories of tech making a difference in Americans' lives, like a mom dealing with vision loss.

Ashley Mizell was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease and became legally blind.

But a tiny device called an OrCam MyEye made a big difference in her ability to care for her kids. It has facial recognition technology and reads text aloud.

"Since I've had this, I've been able to do more for them and with them," Mizell said. I can still do things. I can read a book. I'm being successful with remote learning with my kids."

Technology also helped the military identify Navy Fireman 3rd Class William L. Barnett, a sailor killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The USS West Virginia, the battleship he was assigned to, was sunk during the attack on Dec. 7, 1941. But his body wasn't identified for nearly eight decades.

In 2017, a number of caskets were disinterred. DNA technology, along with dental records, helped confirm that he was among those who had been laid to rest as unknowns in Hawaii.

For more stories of life-changing tech, watch the full video above.

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