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"Little Devices" Spur Global Health Innovation

Gina Fridley
4 February 2014

Our friends in the Little Devices group at MIT were featured in a great NYT piece on January 29th that showcased the amazing medical innovations that are created by hacking together toys and other commonly available parts. From a toy machine gun that can be rigged to buzz when an IV bag is empty (see video below), to an asthma nebulizer constructed from a bike pump, tubing, adapters and filters, these clever hacks are allowing health workers in developing countries to design their own solutions to problems that researchers here in the US can’t predict. Keep it up Little Devices—we can’t wait to see what you guys come up with next!

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