Being naturally inclined to gadgetry and technology, Fido staff often find themselves pursuing interesting side-projects. We have so far turned two of these into subsidiary efforts.
Inspired by early work of the open source RoboHand project, Fido has embarked on an effort to improve the functionality, cost and availability of prosthetic hands for children. Diving into the new field of 3D printing, we launched FidoHand. Working in conjunction with UCSF, the FidoHand is now in Beta Trials. Learn more..
In many large downtown buildings, there is no way to know when the mail arrives, and it mostly arrives at random times. Having observed many co-tenants making their way down the elevator with us to fetch the mail, only to find an empty box, we have begun beta testing communications devices to notify tenants when the mail is actually placed in the mailbox. Learn more..
Giving back to the Bay Area Community
Fido Systems believes in being a good corporate citizen by giving back to the community in meaningful ways. Current activities focus on the following organizations:
Jewish Community Federation
The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund is a philanthropic catalyst, connecting Bay Area people– of all ages, backgrounds, and perspectives – to the power we have as a community to improve the world. Fido Systems offers Pro Bono IT planning and guidance to non-profit organizations that help
Year-UP's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Fido supports Year-Up through hiring and technical consultation.
Proud Sponsor of KQED
Fido Systems believes in the power of information and of good objective reporting. Through our sponsorship we support their ongoing programming and gain exposure to like minded listeners.
Guide Dogs for the Blind provides enhanced mobility to qualified individuals through partnership with dogs whose unique skills are developed and nurtured by dedicated volunteers and a professional staff. Fido Systems provides volunteer hours and financial support.