EWH-Madison regularly sponsors design projects to develop new technology
to improve the quality of health care in developing nations.
1. Infant CPAP
2. Power Supply for medical equipment
3. Water Filtration
Team: Andrew Dias, Andrew Bremer, Jeremy Schaefer, and Jeremy Glynn
"Spirometers are used to diagnose many pulmonary diseases including chronic respiratory diseases that affect approximately 300 million people. Many of these people do not have access to a spirometer because current models are expensive and operation requires the presence of a trained technician. The purpose of this project is to develop a low-cost spirometer usable without the aid of a trained technician. The project includes the physical design of the spirometer, software development, and designing a universal interface."
Team: Natasha Benkovich, Hallie Kreitlow, Deborah Yagow, and Colleen Farrell
"Emerging countries are in need of a durable, low-cost thermometer to operate with the MedCal, a handheld medical output device. The thermometer's incorporated circuitry should produce accurate temperature measurements through the use of a human interface."
Team: Joe Helfenberger, Bogdan Dzyubak, Matt Parlato, and Jonathan Meyer
"The purpose of this project is to develop a low-cost pulse oximeter probe for use in developing countries. It will be integrated with the MedCal, which records and displays patient data. The oximeter probe must be rugged, durable, and inexpensive"