Hospital VisitsPulse Oximeter at Grecia Hospital. Incubator, service and maintenance.
Healthcare System Hospitals Community/Town National Hospitals Regional Hospitals Hospitals Large capacity (600 Relatively smaller in Very small scale beds) size (150 – 250) (<100) Better equipment Poorer equipment, and superior Basic medical mostly donated, but treatment treatment some purchased Poorly maintained Relies on donations Expensive hospital and external support
Hospital?! Pile of furniture, medical, laboratory and electrical equipment outside the pediatrics department of the hospital.
AC Motor - maintenanceAspirator that was completelyrefurbished by one of the participantsof the summer institute.
Department of BiomedicalEngineering, Hospital la trinidad
Serious stuffWorking along with a temporary team Working on a pipette shaker to fix thefrom Managua in repair and timer on the devicemaintenance of laboratory equipment..
Working to fix the speaker of a The 35 year old aspirator…ugh!sonometer.
Dr Gurdian Rafael and Allan Arnulfo Aris & Nolvin
Experience Interaction with people of Different backgrounds and experiences Different skills set Different cultures Change in lifestyle Adjusting to the living conditions Language – not just learning but living it
Hospital La TrinindadTechnician : ArisTrainee : Nolvin
WeekendCosta Rica s Ometepe Miraflor Cerro Negro
Steps to make a prosthetic limb Get an impression of the limb. Make a solid positive from the impression obtained. Use molten plastic (Polyurethane) for making the final product (limb socket). The lower half of the leg is made from prefabricated parts that are put together.
Both problems are from a hospital in CambodiaWe will collaborate with them on the projects.
Blood Pressure Monitor Although the awareness for hypertension is increasingin the battle against cardiovascular disease, its prevalence isoften overlooked in developing countries. With hypertensionaccounting for 7 million annual deaths , emphasis onregular screenings is becoming much more common; aproblem that is dire in countries without the means to do so. Even if the equipment to measure BP is available,there are not enough trained technicians to use it properly.This project allows us to fill that void by improving previousdesigns into an affordable, durable, and EASY TO USE bloodpressure/heart rate monitor for underdeveloped countries.References The World Health Organization. The World Health report: 2002. Reducing risks, promoting healthy life. JAMA 2002; 288(16):1974 http://code.google.com/p/ewh-bp-project/
Solar Power Sterilization In developing countries or rural place electricity canbe expensive and is also not reliable as there can be poweroutages – this can be extremely difficult, especially in clinics.Thus, innovations in such fields are always welcome; solarenergy is a promising renewable resource. As donated medical equipment is used, the disposableparts eventually run out. And due to high costs, they are notbought and the equipment is left unused. Being able tosterilize these disposable parts would solve this problem.Reference http://iihlab.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/solarclave/http://www.katharinehamnett.com/images/campaigns/csp_report/Medical-Sterilization-in-Rural-Hospitals.pdf