Jan 8, 2020

How To Innovate In Biomedicine With Limited Resources For Big Results

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, drones, engineering, mobile phones, robotics/AI

STEM Bootstrapping in Bio-Medicine! — On this recent ideaXme (https://radioideaxme.com/) episode, I was joined by 24 year old Malawian inventor, Sanga Marcarios Kanthema, founder and CEO of two companies, Dolphin Health Innovations and QubiX Robotics, who’s bringing health tech innovations to one of the world’s poorest countries — #Ideaxme #Malawi #Robotics #EKG #Stethoscope #Prosthetics #MobileHealth #SmartPhones #Telemedicine #MedicalDrones #Health #Wellness #Longevity #IraPastor #Bioquark #Regenerage

Ira Pastor, ideaXme exponential health ambassador and founder of Bioquark, interviews Sanga Kanthema, 24 year old electronics specialist and founder and CEO of two Malawi-based companies, Dolphin Health Innovations and QubiX Robotics.

Ira Pastor Comments:

On today’s show we are going to continue our “virtual global road trip” and our discussions about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiatives, and about ways they are disrupting the status quo. In doing so, we are heading back to the continent of Africa.

But first, we are going to start with some disconcerting statistics on the healthcare front.

It estimated that there are only 25 consultant oncologists to service all 160 million Nigerians; only 1 pathologist per 700,000 Sudanese; only 1 pathologist per 1.5 million Ugandans; Niger only has 288 doctors for 14 million people; and Mozambique only has 548 doctors for 26 million people.

Needless to say, mobile health technologies (smart phones, telemedicine, medical drones, etc.) all offer the potential for disruptive solutions, especially in conditions when instead of relying on traditional infrastructure and healthcare models, populations need access to inexpensive, easily accessible, problem solving technologies, especially when the nearest doctor is a couple hundred miles away.


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