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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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 rural developing countries can be stranded by long distances to clinics, a lack...

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Rob Goodier

Our Most Popular Webinars of the Year, from Behavior Change to 3D Printing in Disasters

December 19, 2016

In a year that started with a webinar on Food Security and ended with Electronic Medical Records in Low-Resource Settings, we have seen...

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Rob Goodier

10 mThings Changing Lives in Developing Countries

November 28, 2016

Mobile applications are transforming the livelihoods of millions of people around the world, including in low-income settings and rural...

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Rob Goodier

The best of Siemens Stiftung EPA: A wearable hypothermia monitor, trash-funded healthcare and an irrigation pump

October 17, 2016

A wearable thermometer for newborns, a medical insurance scheme for trash collectors, a hydro-powered water pump and a stove...

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Latest Comments

  • great topic to be involved in. am an electrical engineer in africa...this is a game changer

    Technology Access is Ushering in Agriculture’s ‘Data Revolution’
    andy james
  • Hi Jon, thanks for the recommendations! Iyour feedback about incorporating "Engineering Education" in this list is noted. It is a critical topic because I also whole-heartedly agree social justice needs to become mainstream in eng education! Unfortunately, I cannot edit this entry to add your SUGGES...

    Reading list: Exploring the Connection Between Engineering and Social Justice
    Ankita Joshi
  • Nice article. I really enjoyed while reading your article. We proud of our Indian people who have invented these innovations. People need to know the innovations invented by Indians. So that they feel proud of our nation. https://fusion.werindia.com/innovation Here all of you go through the unknown...

    Made in India: 10 life-changing Indian technologies
    Shilpa
  • No, that is not what we do. If you're looking for products, though, we do standardize information about technologies that meet basic needs in underserved communities. You can find them in our Solutions Library here: https://www.engineeringforchange.org/solutions/products.

    E4C at age 1: The best of our inaugural year
    Rob Goodier
  • it has been years... any product to sell, or still just talk...?

    E4C at age 1: The best of our inaugural year
    William Yates
  • We currently have a gravity fed community water system. We are no longer meeting the water quality for our area. The government/EPA is requiring us to put in a chlorination system or find another source. We would like to find a system that could be put inline at the source to bring us into complianc...

    Post-Construction Support For Rural Water Systems
    Dick Bluff
  • We want more about solar energy as well as maintenance of battery which cost a lot for urban in developing countries.

    Can Community-Scale Solar Become the Model T of Clean Energy?
    Dr Khin Maung Ye
  • Actually Barbara, 4Ocean is a FOR PROFIT company (just Google 4oceans for profit and you'll see), so an unknown amount of your "donation" or purchase goes to ocean cleanup (probably 10-20%) and the rest lines the pockets of the owners. Everyone thinks they are a non-profit and some even "donate" mon...

    Can a bracelet craze clean our oceans?
    Adam
  • Very useful intermediate technology for developing con

    Ten low-cost ways to treat water
    Dr Khin Maung aye
  • I am in a country where we have rivers with strong flow to generate electricity, however we are in a crisis never seen by neglect and neglect, so I want to study more about solar energy to contribute in my country venezuela.

    Can Community-Scale Solar Become the Model T of Clean Energy?
    ana veronica valderrama

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