30 Jan '18, 7pm

Making the Case for Open Source Medical Devices

Making the Case for Open Source Medical Devices

Engineering for medical, automotive, and aerospace is highly regulated. It’s not difficult to see why: lives are often at stake when devices in these fields fail. The cost of certifying and working within established regulations is not insignificant and this is likely the main reason we don’t see a lot of work on Open Hardware in these areas. Ashwin K. Whitchurch wants to change this and see the introduction of simple but important Open Source medical devices for those who will benefit the most from them. His talk at the Hackaday Superconference explores the possible benefits of Open Medical devices and the challenges that need to be solved for success. Ashwin discusses a sobering statistic from the World Heath Organization to start off his presentation: about 90% of the world’s investment in medical research benefits only the most affluent 10% of its population. Called th...

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