A groups of students from Clemson University is spending two weeks this summer in Tanzania as part of the Designing Medical Devices for Developing Countries program. The team of students, who are accompanied by Clemson University engineering professors Delphine Dean and John DesJardins, are repairing broken medical equipment and surveying the needs of local medical clinics. The team of students craftrd a neonatal heating device and a glucose monitor that can be used inexpensively in remote locations.
Kayla Gainey, a leader of the Designing Medical Devices for Developing Countries program, stated that “these trips are very instrumental in providing motivation for students. Once you see the environment you are trying to change firsthand, it makes it more personal and helps push you to work through the design.”