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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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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Rob Goodier

Five Questions with Dr. Donna Brezinski, Delivering Portable Jaundice Treatment in the USA and the World

October 17, 2019

Few devices make the leap from serving people in emerging economies to store shelves in the global West. And...

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DEMAND: ASME Global Development Review

Fellow Visionaries

August 15, 2019

Editor’s note: Eye care venture PlenOptika found that contrary to common assumptions, the reason more people in the world...

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The Conversation

It Will Take a Lot More Than Free Menstrual Pads to End Period Poverty

July 31, 2019

All of those who menstruate, wherever they live, experience challenges when managing their period. These might include a lack...

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Rob Goodier

Sascan Oral Cancer Screener Is in Clinical Trials

July 19, 2019

A medical device startup in Bengaluru, India, is conducting clinical trials with its oral cancer detection system and can...

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Zach Day

The Development of Ukweli Test Strips

July 12, 2019

In 2015, researchers at Penn State noticed a curious way that some rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa were screening...

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