Engineering for Change

Interest: Health

Technology is essential to good health worldwide. Product designers are revealing its potential with devices such as paper-based rapid disease diagnostics, accurate male circumcision tools that can reduce the rate of HIV infection, and suites of telemedicine tools that put doctors on screens right in a patient’s home. Medical devices are the link between good design and good health.

Interest: Health

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Danni Figueroa

Experts or Not, Engineers Can Help Respond to the Pandemic

April 18, 2020

Let’s get straight to the point. Anybody can help find solutions to problems; and COVID-19 is a problem. You...

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The Conversation

How Changes Brought on by Coronavirus Could Help Tackle Climate Change

April 10, 2020

Stock markets around the world had some of their worst performance in decades this past week, well surpassing that...

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The Conversation

Coronavirus: What Might More Handwashing Mean in Countries with Water Shortages?

April 9, 2020

Different strategies for resisting the spread of the new coronavirus have emerged in different countries. But the one that...

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The Conversation

The Global Effort to Tackle the Coronavirus Face Mask Shortage

In recent weeks, two stories out of many about the shortage of face masks shed light on what our...

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Rob Goodier

How to Ensure 3D Printed Medical Devices Adhere to Standards

April 3, 2020

Manufacturers and hobbyists have turned their 3D printers to the challenge of restocking the depleted global supplies of medical...

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Rob Goodier

What’s Good and What’s Possible: Inspired Engineering and Helpful Tips for a Pandemic

March 25, 2020

The world is finding new and inventive ways to employ technology to solve the problems of a pandemic. Around...

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Rob Goodier

Free for a Limited Time: ASME’s Journal of Medical Devices for Economically Disadvantaged People

March 6, 2020

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Journal of Medical Devices made a special issue available free and open to...

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Maya Reslan

New Technology Could Make Life More Bearable in Refugee Camps

February 13, 2020

I volunteered in the Moria Refugee Camp in Lesvos, Greece in March 2018. Serving as a field interpreter, I...

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Rob Goodier

Five Questions for Kathy Ku, Co-Founder of SPOUTS of Water

January 31, 2020

Kathy Ku is a medical student who has applied her engineering background to co-found a water filter manufacturing company...

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Rob Goodier

Reviewed: Aidex Aid Innovation Challenge Finalists

January 2, 2020

A one-stop eyeglasses prescription device that evaluates vision and provides the correct lenses for (USD) $5 won the AidEx...

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