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

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

How to use mobile data collection tools to improve global development work

April 23, 2016

Mobile communications networks have surged in developing countries and so has the availability of smartphones and tablets....

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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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Rob Goodier

Nia’s 3D-Printed Prosthetic Limbs Cut Costs and Production Time

April 18, 2016

Making a prosthetic limb the traditional way takes about a week. First, the prosthetist takes a plaster mold of...

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Christopher Ategeka

Lessons Learned Running Mobile Clinics in Rural Uganda

April 14, 2016

Chris Ategeka has been delivering healthcare services in rural Uganda since 2011. First by bicycle ambulance, then by mobile clinics...

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Rob Goodier

The Internet of Broken Things

April 11, 2016

Evan Thomas is CEO of SweetSense Inc., COO of DelAgua Health and an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at...

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