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Hacking Toys to Diagnose Disease

The Little Devices lab at MIT has developed incredibly innovative healthcare equipment out of household objects and toys. From solar-powered wireless cooling devices to DIY surgical tool sterilization kits, they've invented amazing technologies to help save lives in developing countries.

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The MIT Little Devices lab has started a fascinating trend of inventing DIY medical devices made from common toys and household items. Focusing on healthcare workers in developing contries that have little access to expensive medical equipment, the Little Devices researchers create vital medical tools from everyday objects that can be found easily.

How might we empower under-funded healthcare workers to make Ebola diagnosis or sample-testing equipment from household items?

Read more about the MIT Little Devices Lab here: http://littledevices.org/

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