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

Make Your Own Facemask Tested at 96.5% Filtration Efficiency

May 22, 2020

A do-it-yourself facemask built around an air conditioner filter has been tested at more than 96 percent filtration efficiency....

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Vera Kortman

A COVID-19 Ventilator for Everyone

May 1, 2020

What do a pressure cooker, a bicycle gear hub and COVID-19 have in common? Four weeks ago, Gerwin Smit...

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Elizabeth Johansen

Global Health Design Informs this Open Source Face Shield

April 30, 2020

The United States has more total wealth than any other nation and even here we have a shortage of...

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Danni Figueroa

Experts or Not, Engineers Can Help Respond to the Pandemic

April 18, 2020

Let’s get straight to the point. Anybody can help find solutions to problems; and COVID-19 is a problem. You...

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The Conversation

How Changes Brought on by Coronavirus Could Help Tackle Climate Change

April 10, 2020

Stock markets around the world had some of their worst performance in decades this past week, well surpassing that...

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The Conversation

Coronavirus: What Might More Handwashing Mean in Countries with Water Shortages?

April 9, 2020

Different strategies for resisting the spread of the new coronavirus have emerged in different countries. But the one that...

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The Conversation

The Global Effort to Tackle the Coronavirus Face Mask Shortage

In recent weeks, two stories out of many about the shortage of face masks shed light on what our...

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Rob Goodier

How to Ensure 3D Printed Medical Devices Adhere to Standards

April 3, 2020

Manufacturers and hobbyists have turned their 3D printers to the challenge of restocking the depleted global supplies of medical...

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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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