Tag: healthcare technologies

Rob Goodier

The Hemafuse blood autotransfusion device heads to clinical trials

January 4, 2016

A soup ladle is sometimes the best tool available to recycle a patient’s blood in an emergency or in a...

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Randy Schwemmin

Smartphones, Healthcare & Development

March 17, 2015

Sure, the smartphone is rapidly changing health care in the developed world. We can do so much from the...

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Rob Goodier

Should We Deskill Technologies?

June 3, 2014

Making HIV tests simple enough for people to do at home seems like a good idea, but complications arise...

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Rob Goodier

How a microscope lens for phones might improve health and hygiene in developing countries

April 25, 2014

Several years ago, Lia Marshall and a group of fellow undergraduate students lugged 10 to 15 pound microscopes in...

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Rob Goodier

RFID cards could streamline rural health care in developing countries

November 7, 2013

A teetering stack of documents on a storage-room shelf can pass for a medical record filing system in some...

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Rob Goodier

ASME iShow – Coriolis Hematocrit Centrifuge – Engineering for Change

June 26, 2013

Low-budget engineering virtuosos at MIT have transformed a gear box from an electric drill into a hand-cranked centrifuge for...

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Rob Goodier

A new low-cost device diagnoses HIV in developing countries

February 11, 2013

Results are in from a test run in Rwanda for a simple handheld device that diagnoses HIV and wirelessly...

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Rob Goodier

Video: Building technical capacity in resource-poor hospitals

October 2, 2012

Hospitals in developing countries tend to lack healthcare technology, and even when life-saving machines are available, trained operators and...

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Mike Mader

Engineering World Health: Building technical capacity in resource-poor hospitals

August 30, 2012

About this webinar: The majority of developing country hospitals lack the infrastructure and funds needed to address their healthcare...

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Rob Goodier

Field your prototype: $650k in awards for mHealth tech development

November 17, 2011

Two influential mobile technology organizations are offering four awards of up to $300,000 to promising mobile health technology projects...

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