Mar 8, 2014

Affordable Medicine and diagnosis through radical innovation

Disclaimer: I am affiliated with none of the following orgnaizations/individuals/innovations/inventions, etc. & I am neither responsible for the contents of the websites herein linked, the results of accessing the same nor the results of following any procedures or usage of the products/services here-mentioned.
  1. 50 Cents Microscope that folds like origami
    https://www.ted.com/talks/manu_prakash_a_50_cent_microscope_that_folds_like_origami
  2. OScan Oral scanner for oral scanner(Also by Manu Prakash)
    http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2012/04/17/stanford-bioengineers-create-an-ultra-low-cost-oral-cancer-screening-tool/
  3. Lab the size of a postage stamp
    http://www.ted.com/talks/george_whitesides_a_lab_the_size_of_a_postage_stamp
  4. Better Breast cancer screening using Gamma Rays
    http://www.ted.com/talks/deborah_rhodes
  5. BioLab on a MicroChip
    http://www.ted.com/talks/frederick_balagadde_bio_lab_on_a_microchip
  6. A warm embrace that saves lives (Low cost replacement for incubator)
    http://www.ted.com/talks/jane_chen_a_warm_embrace_that_saves_lives
  7. Vaccine patch - Yay! no painfull needles
    http://www.ted.com/talks/mark_kendall_demo_a_needle_free_vaccine_patch_that_s_safer_and_way_cheaper
  8. Liquid filled adjustable glasses
    http://www.ted.com/talks/josh_silver_demos_adjustable_liquid_filled_eyeglasses
  9. Diagnosing Cervical Cancer with Vinegar and ingenuity http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/27/health/27cancer.html?_r=0
  10. http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/social_enterprise/gsk-building-better-business-inside-out-bringing-low-cost-diagnost
  11. Many of the lab-on-chip devices are low cost 
    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lab-on-a-chip
    2. http://www.gizmag.com/tag/lab-on-a-chip/