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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Elizabeth Johansen

What to Do When FDA Approval Doesn’t Mean a Medical Device Is Safe

September 15, 2017

Does United States FDA regulatory approval mean a medical device is safe and effective in low-resource settings? The short...

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Jason Martens

Tackling Indoor Air Pollution in Northern Cambodia with Improved Cookstove Technology

September 5, 2017

Traditional cooking practices in the developing world contribute to poor health, environmental degradation, and poverty. Today, about three billion...

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Caroline Wolfe

Manual wheelchair design and production in low-resource settings

August 28, 2017

Complex challenges await designers developing wheelchairs for low-resource settings, but the result could be life-changing for the people who...

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Michael Moscherosch

Sanitary pads for underserved populations – two common approaches

August 21, 2017

Without access to affordable napkins, girls and women in developing countries might miss up to 50 days of school...

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Susan Davis

Why companies should not sell or give technology intended for individual and household use to NGOs

August 14, 2017

When I worked at CARE, I used to get these calls about once a month. “Hi, I’m Bob! I...

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Rob Goodier

Volunteer cartographers create open source maps to guide malarial mosquito eradication

June 28, 2017

Spraying insecticide indoors remains one of the most effective weapons against malarial mosquitoes, the World Health Organization says, but...

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Rob Goodier

From Baby Monitors to Fishing Fleets: Ten Upgrades with Remote Sensors

The cost of electronic sensors and mobile technology has dropped low enough to network hardware and infrastructure even in...

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Khanjan Mehta

How to Make Hard Decisions in Sustainable Development

January 29, 2017

This methodology can guide ethical decision-making in the practice of sustainable global development. Syringe design presents a surprisingly complicated...

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Rob Goodier

Promising Prototypes to Watch in 2017

January 19, 2017

Prototypes are pushing the field of global development technology forward as they evolve in workshops, universities, laboratories and even...

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Rob Goodier

The case for open-source design in low-cost medical patient transport

December 21, 2016

People who need medical care in patient transportation in rural developing countries can be stranded by long distances to...

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