Final Pitch Day of the Global Health Challenge

Our first Global Health Challenge is over! We had our final pitch day in the beginning of  July, after 2 months of hard work. Four teams came up with some amazing prototypes and presented their ideas in front of a jury consisting of Dr. Eblenkamp (head of MedTech chair at TUM), Marie Piraud (R&D at Konica Minolta) and Dr. Florian Becke (head of MedTech Bootcamp at Unternehmertum).

Congratulations to the team Automated Infusion Control on winning the challenge.

In this post we want to present you the winning team and their innovative idea to help improving Global Health. For each idea we first introduce the problem the team wants to tackle, who is suffering from the problem and finally present their solution.

Winning team: Automated Infusion Control

What is the problem:

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  • In many developing countries infusion pumps for accurate medication is not available
  • Nurses in those countries therefore use infusion sets and have to count the drops of medication given to the patient
  • this process is inaccurate and time-consuming, as a specialist has to adjust the drop rate per patient, several times per hour

Who is suffering because of it:

  • The patients and the nursing staff, because they have to spend al lot of time and concentration counting the drops, where mistakes can be easily made

And this is their solution:

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cheap, easy setup, scalable 

This is the technical setup, which will be released with the Arduino code as an open-source project soon.

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