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It’s that time of the week when we look at what creative ideas Canadians are raising money to support.

Check out these Canadian crowdfunding picks-of-the-week:

 

The CitySpur

One of the lightest electric vehicles in existence, the CitySpur boasts speeds of up to 19 miles per hour. Using your own energy to power the board is no problem, as the board can operate like a regular longboard when desired. Riders have the option of front- or rear-wheel drive for traction on any terrain. To get a board, you’ll need to donate a big $849, but it’s still a discount on the future price of the product.

Tactalis Origin

Origin is a tablet computer with an LCD panel that simulates touch with magnetic fields. The product is groundbreaking technology for people without sight, as it allows them to navigate Braille documents and graphics in the digital world. Donations of $25 or more will get you a copy of the Tactalis Origin documentary film when it’s available.

ABAKiS

The Port Coquitlam campaign takes a modern approach to presenting Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) data for stakeholders in autism. Intervention teams will benefit from the real-time data feed of the app, as well as parents and society in general. With the information available digitally, it can be used to help improve the lives of autistic children everywhere.

Vennoott

With the increasing problem of drivers texting while operating their vehicle, accidents are on the rise. This clever app aims to change that with hands-free text messaging capabilities. The Vancouver-based project claims it will improve the flaws of previous software’s attempts at the same goal, providing better voice recognition and a smoother functionality. There’s even a suction cup mounting wireless bluetooth speaker and microphone available if you don’t have bluetooth in your car.