Students Earn $100K Prize for Health Gadgets for Developing World

Students Earn $100K Prize for Health Gadgets for Developing World

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syringe device ensures proper dosageCollege students at Rice University who were challenged to design solutions for doctors working in impoverished global communities have won a $100,000 award from MIT for innovation.

The two professors who started the student program hung around clinics in the developing world looking to identify which problems needed solving.

The ingenious but simple prize-winning gadget guards against giving an improper dosage of drugs administered via syringe.

The plastic gizmo simply fits into the barrel of a standard oral syringe to ensure accurate dosages.

The university group, known as Beyond Traditional Borders, has designed several innovative tools for health clinics, including a device that helps newborns breathe and a microscope that can quickly and easily diagnose diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria.

(READ the story from NBC News)

Thanks to Gordon Gray for submitting the link.

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