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Medical Design For Low Resource Environments - Oakland Campus

A guide for students in BIOENG 2173: Medical Design For Low Resources Environments.

Global Burden of Disease

BIOENG 2173: Medical Design for Low Resource Environments

This course focuses on designing medical products, systems, and solutions for resource-poor settings using creative problem-solving tools in the face of extreme limits. Throughout the semester, students will receive hands-on experience and exposure to ongoing efforts to address the problems of medical device accessibility, usability, and feasibility. The sources listed in this guide can be used to find relevant articles and statistics on countries, medical interventions, and global populations.

What is frugal innovation?

Defining Frugal Innovation

Frugal Innovation, human-centered design, and design for extreme affordability:

Defining Frugal Innovation: A Critical Review 

Hindocha CN, Antonacci G, Barlow J, et al. Defining frugal innovation: a critical review. BMJ Innovations 2021;7:647-656.

Radjou, Navi. "Frugal Innovation in Healthcare: Doing Better with Less." YouTube