Make your own medical devices (as seen on CNN)

By · July 11, 2012 · Filed in General IT Related, Medical Related

This morning I got up and saw a brief intro for a story that will air on CNN this Sunday. This concept is exactly what I am trying to do over at AT-Needs.com only Mr. Gomez-Marquez’s mission is in the area of low cost, DIY medical devices.  I am very impressed with their initiative, but then again, it is MIT!

Jose Gomez-Marquez is the Program Director for Innovations in International Health at MIT and heads up the Little Devices group, where he uses toy parts to create inexpensive medical devices for developing countries.

You must go check this out… here is the CNN web page that contains the story.
http://whatsnext.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/30/make-your-own-medical-device-why-not/

This is being developed through the “Little Devices Group” at MIT. 

The Little Devices group explores the design, invention, and policy spaces for DIY health technologies around the world

Here is that link:  http://littledevices.org/

And last but not least, the Little Devices Network is a proud member of the Innovations in International Health.

The Innovations in International Health innovation platform aims to accelerate the development of global health technologies in a multidisciplinary research environment addressing the needs of patients and physicians in resource-poor settings.

Here is the link for their organization:
http://iih.mit.edu/

Really, really, really (really!) exciting stuff and I hope to become involved with some of their projects and concepts.  I would like for them to extend their concept into areas which I have passions for, which is assistive technology.

Stay tuned here as I have been recently inspired to create new things and make big differences in people’s lives!

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Must say its really impressive, innovative and the most cost effective way of creating prototypes which would otherwise would have incurred and considerable cost and time investment with pre and post testing of the device before it was actually manufactured.

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