SP.718 Special Topics at Edgerton Center: D-Lab Health: Medical Technologies for the Developing World, Spring 2009
Author(s)Gomez-Marquez, Jose; Srivastava, Amit; Bardsley, Ryan Scott; Tracey, Brian
Special Topics at Edgerton Center: D-Lab Health: Medical Technologies for the Developing World
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D-Lab Health provides multi-disciplinary approach to global health technology design via guest lectures and a major project based on fieldwork. We will explore the current state of global health challenges and learn how design medical technologies that address those problems. Students may travel to Nicaragua during spring break and work with health professionals, using medical technology design kits to gain field experience for their device challenge. As a final class deliverable, you will create a product design solution to address the challenges observed in the field. The resulting designs are prototyped in the summer for continued evaluation and testing.
global health, medicine, developing nation, third world, disease, disease prevention, vaccine, immunization, drug, health diagnostic, medical informatics, appropriate technology, sustainable development, co-creation, inequality, poverty, poor, medical device, medical device design, innovation, prototyping, medical ethics, infant mortality