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Saturday, 24 October 2015

Special Topics at Edgerton Center: D-Lab Health: Medical Technologies for the Developing World

A drawing and a photo of a prototype showing different designs for a pediatric prosthetic device.
An early design (left) and prototype (right) of a pediatric extendable prosthesis developed by a student team in the class. In the drawing, rings grasp notches in the prosthesis to restrict movement. The team chose to prototype a saw-tooth design by cutting an oil-filled nylon rod into two pieces with a water jet. (Images courtesy of Cindy Oh, Deema Totah, and Nadya Peek.)


Special Topics at Edgerton Center: D-Lab Health: Medical Technologies for the Developing World

Provider: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Description: 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.

Author: Dr. Brian Tracey Jose Gomez-Marquez Ryan Scott Bardsley Dr. Amit Srivastava

Date Published: 2015-10-06T14:20:40.120261

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All/Science and Technology/Health Sciences

Languages: English

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