The World Health Organization estimates that a quarter of death and disease globally is caused by hazards and environmental burdens in developing countries with little to no access to preventative care and diagnostic devices.
Since developing countries are poor agricultural regions that are still becoming economically and socially advanced, it is harder for doctors to carry around an entire lab for diagnostics.
Several researchers have taken on the challenge and have developed a series of diagnostic devices that are portable and affordable for the most part and don’t use external power sources. From paper centrifuges that cost only 25 cents apiece to a device that works using a smartphone camera, here are seven diagnostic devices that could revolutionize point-of-care in developing countries.
At DeviceTalks Boston, Tyler Shultz will give attendees an inside look at Theranos and how he was able to sound the alarm after he realized the company was falling apart. Shultz will take attendees behind the story that everyone is talking about: the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her diagnostic company, Theranos.
Join Shultz and 1,000+ medical device professionals at the 8th annual DeviceTalks Boston.