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Reimagining innovation in humanitarian medicine : engineering care to improve health and welfare

Author: Krish W Ramadurai; Sujata K Bhatia
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]
Series: SpringerBriefs in bioengineering.
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One of the more startling elements is the loss of life to preventable medical conditions that were not properly treated or even diagnosed in the field, and is often due to the limited interventional  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ramadurai, Krish W.
Reimagining Innovation in Humanitarian Medicine : Engineering Care to Improve Health and Welfare
Cham : Springer,c2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Krish W Ramadurai; Sujata K Bhatia
ISBN: 9783030032852 303003285X
OCLC Number: 1078998666
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Preface; Abstract; Contents; Chapter 1: The Humanitarian Relief Paradigm; 1.1 Current Humanitarian Crises: Defining the Humanitarian Aid Complex; 1.2 Medical Treatment in Unconventional Settings: Meeting the Needs of Conflict Victims; 1.2.1 Health Is Wealth: Avoiding Chronic Illness as a Perpetuity; 1.2.2 The Humanitarian Paradox: What Happens When We Leave?; 1.3 Disparities of Healthcare Services in Conflict and Disaster Areas; 1.4 Humanitarian Innovation and Frugal Engineering: A Social Perspective; References Chapter 2: Humanitarian Innovation + Medicine: Defining the Innovation Process2.1 Adapting Innovation Sub-types in Humanitarian Medicine: Turning the Unconventional into Conventional; 2.2 Frugal Innovation Sub-Types in Health and Medicine; 2.2.1 Contextualized Adaptations; 2.2.2 Bottom-Up; 2.2.3 Lean Tools and Techniques; 2.2.4 Opportunistic Solutions; 2.3 Disruptive Innovation: The Real Meaning; 2.4 Open and Reverse Innovation + Crowdsourcing and Wikicapital: The Future of Creative Problem-Solving; References Chapter 3: Frugal Medical Technologies and Adaptive Solutions: Field-Based Applications3.1 Enhancing the Interventional Capacity of Community Health Workers and Crisis-Stricken Communities; 3.2 Scaling Adaptive Solutions in the Humanitarian Field; 3.2.1 Surgical Care and Prosthetics; 3.2.2 Maternal Conditions; 3.2.3 Infectious Diseases; References; Chapter 4: Disruptive Technologies and Innovations in Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief: An Integrative Approach; 4.1 Data Collection and Crisis Management: Crowdsourced Crisis Mapping; 4.2 Robotics and Wearable Technology 4.3 mHealth, Telemedicine, and BlockchainReferences; Chapter 5: Humanitarian Innovation in the Modern Era: Ending Human Suffering; 5.1 Reworking Knowledge Transfer in the Humanitarian Ecosystem: Empowering Conflict Victim and Refugee Innovation; 5.2 The Future of Humanitarian Medicine and Creative Problem-Solving; References
Series Title: SpringerBriefs in bioengineering.
Responsibility: Krish W. Ramadurai, Sujata K. Bhatia.

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