Opportunity 2: Implementation Experience

Hands up if you love 3D printing innovations!

“My goal is to be able to drive a car one day” says Archie, a South African father with a left hand amputation. Archie and I met at a training workshop where he volunteered as a client for trainees, like myself, who are learning how to make and fit a 3D printed “Robohand“. Robohand’s “3D printing for […]

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Posted on 3 Aug 2015


Technology making a difference

Lack of access to appropriate health care in rural areas is a well-known problem.  However, in some cases technology can make a real difference. In 2014 we started supporting Dr William Mapham in activities related to the roll-out and testing of the Vula Eye Health App.  This app enables lay people to test for eye […]

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Posted on 23 Mar 2015


A new model for community-based infant hearing screening … lessons from recent research

Recent national surveys in the private and public health care sectors of South Africa reveal that roughly 90% of newborns have no prospect of having their hearing screened. Undetected hearing impairment can lead to persistent language, speech and cognitive delays with serious social and economic consequences for the individual.  Here, a new model for community-based […]

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Posted on 19 Feb 2015