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Design without Borders designs a low-cost medical device for administering safe IV-tranfusions


Congratulations on the great example of rapid prototyping for human centred design for development contexts!   From their FB page: Exciting times; the first prototype of the ECGF infusion set, a low-cost medical device for administering safe IV-tranfusions, is ready … Continue reading

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Designing for energy access in Kebribeyah


The 9th of September a group of three master’s level students will travel with me to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.The students are Kathinka Hasselknippe, Gudrun Reikvam and Julie Grande. The Gaia Association will host us. The Gaia Association has for eight … Continue reading

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The perfect day for testing solar cookers


It is a bit ironic that a solar cooker technology is being developed in Trondheim, where there hardly is any sun. The days of clear blue sky with no clouds are almost unheard of. This means that the scientists have … Continue reading

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Small scale alternative energy in Ethiopia


I’ve just returned from a week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to conduct some initial context-specific background research. Before leaving, I was interested in knowing, what are the specific challenges to introducing small-scale sustainable energy technologies in Ethiopia, for humanitarian purposes? … Continue reading

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Gaia Project video


http://vimeo.com/9513803 Have a look at this video if you are interested in knowing more about the challenges and the reasons for providing sustainable, life-changing energy solutions to refugee camps. “Cooking like never before, refugees lives are transformed thanks by a … Continue reading

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