Fixperts - Designers doing something useful! Answered
It's a fascinating concept - "real" designers get paired with folk with actual, unsolved problems (typically related to a mobility issue), and produce bespoke solutions, making a nice little video in the process.
Introduction to Fixperts from Billo on Vimeo.
It's mainly a UK thing at the moment (some of the folk from Sugru are involved, although it's not a Sugru scheme), but there's nothing stopping you, dear reader, starting up something similar through your own school, college or Hackspace.
There are even guidelines on the site on how to join in.
I've been told of companies that make bespoke prosthetics, or connect problems to solutions, but this is the first voluntary group I've encountered that drags Design out of the showroom or gallery, directly to those who actually need these skills now.
I'm going to keep an eye on Fixperts, and I think you ought to as well...