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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Pallavi Bharadwaj

Saving mothers, Giving Life: One Solution at a Time

May 22, 2019

“Saving Mothers, Giving Life has undeniably raised the bar in how we address maternal perinatal mortality,” said Dr. Florina...

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Rob Goodier

Ten Cold Chain Solutions, from Evaporation to Camelback

May 2, 2019

Off-grid cold-chain technologies keep the important things cold in places where electricity and infrastructure are in short supply. Natural...

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Rob Goodier

iShow India 2019 Awards Silk, Stoves and Stethoscopes

April 10, 2019

A stove for the Himalayas, a solar-powered silk reeler and an upgraded stethoscope won iShow India 2019.  Designers of...

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Pallavi Bharadwaj

I Experienced the Same Taboos as the Women in the Documentary ‘Period. End of Sentence’

March 1, 2019

Period. End of Sentence, a short film on menstrual hygiene from India, beat eight other international contenders to win...

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June Sugiyama

A Developer’s Challenge: Building Mobile Tech for the Developing World

November 14, 2018

We are in the age of near-constant innovation. From the latest smartphone models, to connected personal medical devices, to...

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Rob Goodier

Origins of a Startup: The Mechanical Engineer Nneile Nkholise Founded iMed Tech in South Africa

October 29, 2018

The following is an excerpt from the book Founding Women: African Women Who Are Defying the Odds to Build...

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Sofia Ahsanuddin

Empowering First Responders in Gaza: Students in Baltimore and Gaza Design Solutions for Humanitarian Health

July 28, 2018

Gaza may be underprepared for armed conflict, natural disasters or other emergencies that inflict mass casualties, in part because...

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Molly Munsell

An obstetric device in development treats postpartum hemorrhage in low-resource medical centers

June 2, 2018

I had the privilege of pitching the obstetric device I’m developing with a team at the University of Michigan...

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Rob Goodier

A Better Portable Air Quality Monitor

December 28, 2017

Camera sensors and machine learning may make portable air quality monitoring more cost effective and accurate. Ever wondered how...

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Rob Goodier

Shh.. Don’t Tell Kids but Playing with Soap Actually Prevents Disease and Even Childhood Mortality

October 12, 2017

Don’t tell the kids, but the colored mess they’re making with their hands is probably good for them. Soapen...

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  • […] A wonderful infographic by OXFAM demonstrating the impact of climate change, waste and hunger  on our food production system http://www.engineeringforchange.org/whats-wrong-with-our-food-system/ […]

    What's wrong with our food system?
    Can Disruptive Innovation and Start-ups provide the new “Miracles” tackling Climate Change? - Venture Tinkers
  • E17 - SIMPLE WATER TREATMENT METHODS FOR USE IN THE HOME 1) What is involved ? The methods presented in this factsheet are used to make water drinkable. They can be applied at hole, at the family level. The methods described comprise : * Straining * The three pot method * Treatment by boiling * Trea...

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  • I really expect this training the problem the time is not in utc

    Seminar Series: Research in Global Design
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  • Poverty is more properly an economic than engineering problem. The basis of economic success and growth is in property rights, rule of law, free trade, free markets... multiplied by low cost government, transportation, communications... Engineering tends to be involved in higher levels of complexity...

    Engineers Are Not Ending Poverty. Time for a Change?
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  • I think Lawrence and Mitra have valid points to the argument. Scale, capacity building, how we measure poverty, all need to be considered. Like the solutions developed, they can't be in isolation, otherwise, there is too much risk of failure.

    Engineers Are Not Ending Poverty. Time for a Change?
    cbirzer
  • Yes, but. We may be helping with improvements in ways, that aren't measured in the official statistics. Many of the systems we work on, IF they are done in co-operation with the community are both repairable and duplicatible by/in the community. If those actions only require local materials and labo...

    Engineers Are Not Ending Poverty. Time for a Change?
    larry.bentley
  • I think Engineers need to not only think broader - i.e. at the related systems causing the poverty, but also AT SCALE, i.e. at the scale of the problem. For example, a small scale, locally built water filter may be the perfect solution for the village you are working with, but have you thought about...

    Engineers Are Not Ending Poverty. Time for a Change?
    mitra
  • Hi Jana! I am using Microsoft Edge and have tried your suggestions several times now still with no luck. Are you able to get to the download link or do you have trouble when trying?

    Design for Impact with Solid Edge 3D Tools
    rsturko
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    Design for Impact with Solid Edge 3D Tools
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  • I am not able to download a copy of the software. The link provided only comes up with "access denied you must be logged in to access". I am definitely logged in since I am able to leave this comment.

    Design for Impact with Solid Edge 3D Tools
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