Paperfuge – Sharing simple and powerful tools with people around the world
Manu Prakash is becoming a household name that we will write more about for sure, since he is tackling real problems with solutions that are affordable, scalable and simple to use. He want to impact the lives of all people, not just the ones that can afford a good quality of life.
Inspired by the oldest toy humankind knows about – the Whirligig, Stanford bio-engineers have come up with an inexpensive, human-powered blood centrifuge. Diagnosis and treatment of diseases like malaria, African sleeping sickness and tuberculosis won’t be a problem any more. Especially in the poor, off-the-grid regions where these diseases are most prevalent.
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