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"Frugal" Medical Devices Set to Help Developing Countries, Institution of Mechanical Engineers Reveals



9/23/2013 7:28:08 AM

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ritish engineers are being called on to create “frugal” medical devices that could benefit the developing world and produce cost-savings at home. A hand-powered centrifuge, an inflatable donkey saddle for women in labour and a waterless toilet that encases waste in biodegradable film were among the devices showcased at a conference on affordable medical technology this week, which saw the announcement of a funding call to support companies working in this field.

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