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Check out this article on health hacking in UK

The Challenge: 

The Question: 

Can medtech be DIY?

The Problem: 

How can you become independent of suppliers of glucose level monitors?

The Solution: 

Arduino...

"Tired of waiting for a monitor for his diabetes, Tim Omer made his own. He is one of a growing number of patients circumventing medical companies in favour of a homemade healthcare revolution"

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/oct/26/health-hackers-patients-taking-medical-innovation-into-own-hands

 

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and from Gaza...

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/gaza-doctor-tarek-loubani-creates-3d-printed-stethoscopes-to-alleviate-medic...

"A doctor in the Gaza Strip who was faced with the fallout of an eight-year blockade in the territory has taken matters into his own hands and created a low-cost stethoscope with a 3D printer.
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D
octors who have tested out the equipment have said it is as effective as stethoscopes by leading brands, despite being a fraction of the price.

Audio tests have also shown that the Glia stethoscope was on par with the leading model on the market, the Littmann Cardiology III."

 

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