Low Cost or Close to No Cost Diagnosis Using Cheap Paper - TED
Posted Feb 04 2010 6:24pm
George Whitesidesthe Chemist from Harvard has a profile that can be read here. He is discussing using paper for more diagnostic tests. There’s a special printer that works with the paper to create the objects. He touches on the subject we all love to hate or hate to lovecompliance. With using his Lab on a piece of paper the size of a stampit can be checked to see if the medication has been taken. One big problem in all of this is how do you produce a product without there being a big profit to be made he asks? BD
Traditional lab tests for disease diagnosis can be too expensive and cumbersome for the regions most in need. George Whitesides' ingenious answerat TEDxBostonis a foolproof tool that can be manufactured at virtually zero cost.