Engineering for Change

Interest: Transport

Bridges, boats and wheels are connecting people in inventive ways. Bicycle ambulances save lives in the world’s hard-to-reach communities, clinics on buses take medical care to the village, and farmers build do-it-yourself tractors and drive trucks that pull double duty as water pumps and crop processors. Drivers and riders are at the center of transport design in global development.

Interest: Transport

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Rob Goodier

Humanitarian Engineering Principle Four: Be a Professional Humanitarian Engineer

July 15, 2016

This is the fourth in a series on principles based on the textbook Humanitarian Engineering: Creating Technologies that Help People, by Kevin...

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Jessica Pothering

Five Questions with Shashi Buluswar and Subarna Mitra, Institute for Transformative Technologies

July 12, 2016

Two years ago, a small team from the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in Berkeley, Calif. released an enormous volume...

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Rob Goodier

Hardware start-ups get an upgrade from cardboard cutouts to digital 3D modelling

June 29, 2016

Hardware startups go through dozens or even hundreds of design changes before a product hits a shelf. Making those...

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Rob Goodier

Welcome to E4C’s Fellows

June 5, 2016

We are pleased to welcome 11 fellows into our new Research Fellowship program. To introduce our fellows, we asked...

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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

A solar electric handcycle upgrades the wheelchair in Bangladesh

February 21, 2016

An electric-assisted handcycle in development now could soon transport wheelchair users in Bangladesh. Similar to a tricycle, the vehicle...

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Rob Goodier

A teenage inventor upgrades emergency rescue technology

September 24, 2015

At age 15, Alexis Lewis has designed and patented a bamboo rescue travois, applied for a patent for an...

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Rob Goodier

Ram Pumps & Off-Road Wheelchairs – Tweets

December 30, 2014

We present our twice-monthly snapshot of interesting tweets in the technology for global development space. For up-to-the-minute updates from...

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Rob Goodier

Bikes grow on trees in Uganda through a new bamboo bike business

November 19, 2014

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of growing your own bicycle, and a US team called Bandha Bikes is...

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Rob Goodier

A home-grown bike business rolls out emergency health care in Uganda

April 20, 2014

Unpaved roads and a lack of vehicles don’t stop bike ambulances and a new pilot program for mobile clinics...

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