GE Healthcare Creates New Technologies to Reach the Underserved

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GE Healthcare is creating new products and technologies to help improve the lives of people living in areas where healthcare is a struggle due to lack of access and medical staff. New technologies include a low-cost portable ventilator, a light-weight ECG machine, a phototherapy device that runs on light-emitting diode (LED) and a hand-held ultrasound machine. The following article describes these innovations in more detail.

 

Friday, October 7, 2011 - 9:00am

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GE Healthcare, which pioneered a backpack ECG machine for remote areas in India, is bringing in more products and technologies that are customised to meet needs in rural areas where access, cost and manpower is a problem.

Munesh Makhija, chief technology officer (India), said the idea is to design products that can run on batteries and are easy to carry, thus catering to small-town India.
 
“The products will take care of the geographical and logistical barriers that hinder effective delivery of healthcare to distant areas,” he said.
Some of the recently introduced technologies, which have been designed at GE’s John F Welch Technology Centre in Bangalore, include a low-cost portable ventilator, a light-weight ECG machine, a phototherapy device that runs on light-emitting diode (LED) and a hand-held ultrasound machine. V Raja, president and CEO, GE Healthcare India, in an earlier interview with DNA Money had said such customized products remain same clinically and functionally, as only the additional features that are not clinically necessary are changed.
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