Tag: rural healthcare

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...

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...

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...

Rob Goodier

E4C Solutions: A solar autoclave for off-grid medical centers

June 28, 2013

Photo courtesy of Adam Compton In this series, we feature technological solutions that our members have proposed. If you...

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...

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...

Kathy Kowalenko

Providing Telemedicine to Peru’s Medical Outposts

September 11, 2012

Reprinted with permission from IEEE’s The Institute Three health facilities in Peru’s remote Amazon jungle can now communicate with...

Rob Goodier

Rats are on the front lines of the tuberculosis fight

December 7, 2011

Predictably, the rats at APOPO have an image problem. At health centers in Tanzania, the organization with a Belgian...

Rob Goodier

Five questions with Josh Nesbit

December 2, 2011

The cell phone has been a lifesaver for patients in developing countries. It has improved people’s odds of getting help,...

Rob Goodier

A new syringe pump can save babies’ lives in developing countries

June 22, 2011

Medical devices swept the show at this year’s Innovation Showcase, the annual design competition by the American Society of Mechanical...


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