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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Jessica Pothering

Five Questions with Shashi Buluswar and Subarna Mitra, Institute for Transformative Technologies

July 12, 2016

Two years ago, a small team from the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in Berkeley, Calif. released an enormous volume...

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Rob Goodier

How the Internet of Things Is Improving Lives and Livelihoods in Developing Countries

July 1, 2016

Wirelessly connected sensors, actuators and other hardware have already changed global development work, and signs point to bigger changes...

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Rob Goodier

Welcome to E4C’s Fellows

June 5, 2016

We are pleased to welcome 11 fellows into our new Research Fellowship program. To introduce our fellows, we asked...

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Jessica Pothering

Tech4Dev: Bridging the field and the ivory tower

May 31, 2016

As relief agencies rallied shipments of supplies into disaster-struck Haiti in 2010, the question of what to do about...

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Rob Goodier

The iShow in Kenya According to Twitter

May 30, 2016

In photos, sketches, facts and less than 140 characters of commentary, tweeters documented the Kenya leg of iShow by...

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Rob Goodier

Three devices in development now could improve health in India

May 17, 2016

Health care and air quality in India and other emerging economies stand to improve in the near future with...

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Rob Goodier

Upgrading electronics with paper cards smooths the work to digitize medical records in rural Uganda

April 28, 2016

Mobile devices that replaced paper records in rural healthcare in Uganda have recently had a much-needed upgrade back to...

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Rob Goodier

Bacteria-breeding coconuts may control mosquitoes that transmit zika and malaria

April 26, 2016

Salitral is a fine place for mosquitoes to breed. Species that spread malaria thrive in its ponds, agricultural canals,...

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Rob Goodier

Mobile Data Collection Series

April 23, 2016

Heads of start-ups and non-profits and leaders in mobile technology for global development have teamed with E4C to offer...

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Molly Eckman

The leading-edge tools for low-cost diabetes screening

April 21, 2016

Not too long ago, the health scourges in the developing world were a nearly exclusive club of communicable diseases...

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