The Adapted X-Ray Machine is Designed for Hot Developing Countries

By: Alyson Wyers - May 6, 2015
References: globaldiagnostix.org & fastcoexist
This low-cost x-ray machine is designed to work in climates that reach extremely hot temperatures, meeting needs of southern developing countries. GlobalDiagnostix is a cheaper and more durable model that only costs a tenth of a conventional unit. The reliable device provides better healthcare to these places, as x-rays are important in treating everything from broken bones to tuberculosis.

Developed at the Lausanne, Switzerland-based Federal Institute of Technology, the GlobalDiagnostix x-ray machine is completely digital, meaning it doesn't require physical print outs. Created to work off the grid, it comes with its own generator and supercapacitor kit. Maintenance fees are also integrated into the cost of the medical equipment.

Developer Dr. Klaus Schönenberger hopes to test the invention at Cameroon's University Hospital Center of Yaoundé.