Research Papers/Topics in Public Health Technology

Maximizing Returns for Public Funding of Medical Research with Open­source Hardware

The majority of the world's medical care facilities and research labs have limited access to optimal tools because of the exorbitant prices of proprietary equipment. This results in both reduced acute public health and slows the rate of medical science hampering future public health. The tremendous success of free and open source software in driving innovation and lowering costs has spread to the world of hardware. Free and open-source hardware (FOSH) provides the “code” for hardware incl...