Medical devices

Call for innovative health technologies: Medical devices, assistive devices, and eHealth solutions for low-resource settings 2013


Health problems to be addressed

The Call for innovative health technologies for low-resource settings 2013 puts a specific focus on the following technologies:

  • Medical devices (including telemedicine solutions) that address one of the following key global health concerns:
    • Birth asphyxia and birth trauma
    • Cancer
    • Cataracts
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Hearing loss
    • Ischemic heart disease
    • Lower respiratory infections
    • Maternal health
    • Neonatal infections
    • Pneumonia
    • Prematurity and low birth weight
    • Refractive errors
    • Vascular diseases
  • Assistive devices that address
    • Devices for moving such as Wheelchairs, Orthoses, Prostheses, Rollators/walking frames and Tricycles
    • Devices for sitting/standing including special chairs, seating support, pressure relief devices incl. cushions, etc.)
    • Devices for daily living such as devices for eating and drinking, dressing, washing oneself, writing, housekeeping and handling objects
    • Devices for hearing such as Hearing aids and Battery chargers (e.g. solar powered)
    • Devices for seeing such as Magnifiers, Braille devices (writing, reading, printing, etc.), Text reading devices, screen reader
    • Devices for cognition such as Time management devices and systems, Memory devices
    • Devices for communication and orientation such as communication board, GPS, software and accessible ICT.
    • Devices for recreation, employment and vocational training
  • eHealth solutions may support one of the following areas:
    • Clinical decision support systems
    • Diagnostic and treatment support
    • Electronic health/electronic medical record
    • Emergency/humanitarian relief
    • Geographic information system
    • Healthcare management
    • Health workforce training
    • Heath information systems
    • Health education
    • Health surveys
    • Management of patient information
    • Management of hospital information
    • Management of emergencies
    • Patient monitoring
    • Public health surveillance
    • Telehealth
    • Treatment compliance
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