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Project Proposal Anshuman Gupta. Project Need Access to adequate health care is severely limited in rural areas Cheaper medical equipment needed to improve.

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1 Project Proposal Anshuman Gupta

2 Project Need Access to adequate health care is severely limited in rural areas Cheaper medical equipment needed to improve health care in low income countries Schreyogg, Jonas, Michael Baumler, and Reinhard Busse. "Balancing Adoption and Affordability of Medical Devices in Europe." Health Policy, 92.2/3 (2009):

3 Current Technology Otoscope – Welch Allyn produces multiple otoscopes Pocket junior – lightweight with halogen lens Halogen lenses break easily, cost more than total otoscope Battery/wall-socket powered – Dr. Mom Otoscopes LED otoscopes – cheaper, lower power otoscopes ~$25-$30 for a stainless steel white LED otoscope Battery powered – Solution Find cheaper materials for the handle and simplify lighting mechanism with LED Find power source that does not need to be replaced – Solar, magnet-inductor combination

4 Manually Powered Otoscope Powered using a hand-crank generator – Magnet rotated to cause current to flow through the inductor E825 Magnet

5 Simple Circuits The AC source is rectified by a diode and powers a capacitor, LED and resistor circuit Power Source Diode Capacitor LED Resistor

6 Dissemination Cheap production costs Shallow learning curve – Generator very simple to use No need to replace power source – No batteries need replacing/recharging


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