The development of highly versatile, feasible, and cost-effective medical devices and technologies that can be deployed in the field is essential to enhancing medical care in unconventional settings.
In this book we examine the nature of the creative problem-solving paradigm, and dissect the intersection of frugal, disruptive, open, and reverse innovation processes in advancing humanitarian medicine. Specifically, we examine the feasible deployment of these devices and technologies in unconventional environments not only by humanitarian aid and disaster relief agencies, but also by crisis-affected communities themselves. The challenge is complex, but the financial support and technical development of innovative solutions for the delivery of humanitarian aid is a process in which everyone is a stakeholder.
Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Number of pages: 105
Weight: 197 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2019
"This book promotes the promise that introducing technological innovations into humanitarian crises can reduce the cost of care and improve health outcomes. ... this thin and thoughtful volume could be useful to students interested in learning more about the potential of innovative, disruptive technologies in humanitarian settings." (Dilshad Jaff, Medicine, Conflict and Survival, Vol. 35 (1), 2019)
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