Need for Hand-Crank Powered Otoscope in Rural Areas

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dc.contributor.author Gupta, Anshuman
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-20T13:53:55Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-20T13:53:55Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05-17
dc.identifier.uri http://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/34132
dc.description.abstract The need for affordable medical devices is paramount for improved health care in rural areas around the globe. Specifically for child and maternal health, adequate access to health care professionals and equipment is essential for maintaining and even raising the quality of care. Otoscopes are an integral part of a standard medical examination. These devices are for examining the ear canal of patients. Children are especially susceptible to ear infections given the anatomy of the Eustachian tubes and otoscopes are useful for detection and subsequent treatment. The key problem in rural areas for otoscope dissemination is the access to power sources. Whether powered by battery of wall-mounted socket, powering the LED is necessary for functionality. Using a hand-crank power generator can remove this problem completely. A manual power generator will give a renewable and unlimited power source for the otoscope. The method for alleviating this need is to have a hand-powered otoscope using a magnet to power the LED. This method was used and, though it was validated, found to be inadequate for the purposes of a useable medical device. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University en
dc.subject developing world healthcare en
dc.subject economic healthcare technology en
dc.subject alternative power supply en
dc.subject hand-crank en
dc.subject otoscope en
dc.title Need for Hand-Crank Powered Otoscope in Rural Areas en
dc.type Technical Report en

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