Designing Medical Devices for Predictably Unpredictable Environments

Repost from the Lancet. “Many remote hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa lack basic medical devices, like infant incubators, radiant warmers, and anaesthesia machines. Recognizing this, well-meaning individuals and organizations from high-income countries donate medical equipment – sometimes new, but mostly used – to these hospitals. Despite the best of intentions, this equipment often fails. Fortunately, social entrepreneurs and engineers are re-thinking medical device development in ways that could lead to real, sustainable improvements in health systems around the world.” Read more here.

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