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

  • Interest
  • Health
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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Pallavi Bharadwaj

Period Poverty Occurs in the United States, Too

July 4, 2019

When you hear about the lack of menstrual hygiene knowledge, products and access you generally picture women and girls...

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Rob Goodier

Research Brief: Large-Scale Stove and Water Filter Delivery Is Linked to Improved Children’s Health

June 4, 2019

A new large-scale trial of clean-burning rocket stoves and water filters in the poorest households in Western Province, Rwanda,...

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Pallavi Bharadwaj

Saving mothers, Giving Life: One Solution at a Time

May 22, 2019

“Saving Mothers, Giving Life has undeniably raised the bar in how we address maternal perinatal mortality,” said Dr. Florina...

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Rob Goodier

Ten Cold Chain Solutions, from Evaporation to Camelback

May 2, 2019

Off-grid cold-chain technologies keep the important things cold in places where electricity and infrastructure are in short supply. Natural...

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Rob Goodier

iShow India 2019 Awards Silk, Stoves and Stethoscopes

April 10, 2019

A stove for the Himalayas, a solar-powered silk reeler and an upgraded stethoscope won iShow India 2019, sponsored by...

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Pallavi Bharadwaj

I Experienced the Same Taboos as the Women in the Documentary ‘Period. End of Sentence’

March 1, 2019

Period. End of Sentence, a short film on menstrual hygiene from India, beat eight other international contenders to win...

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June Sugiyama

A Developer’s Challenge: Building Mobile Tech for the Developing World

November 14, 2018

We are in the age of near-constant innovation. From the latest smartphone models, to connected personal medical devices, to...

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Rob Goodier

Origins of a Startup: The Mechanical Engineer Nneile Nkholise Founded iMed Tech in South Africa

October 29, 2018

The following is an excerpt from the book Founding Women: African Women Who Are Defying the Odds to Build...

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