#1 Surgilens Portable Microscope
When it comes to missions, portability is vital in terms of deploying and servicing medical equipment. Surgical microscopes are important for general surgery, but especially needed for cataract surgery. Many warehouses often get large 2000lb surgical decommissioned microscopes, but they are very difficult to deploy, take up valuable container space, and once placed in the field are almost impossible to service or repair. There are only a few portable surgical scopes available, with the cheapest being ~16,000 USD.
Our team has since developed a powerful and cost effective surgical microscope (Surgilens 1) for a fraction of the price. We’ve designed our microscope to run entirely off-grid with 12 hour battery life, solar chargeable, come standard with teaching LCD screen and recording camera, surgeon’s chair, and true co-axial surgical lighting all fitted within one suitcase.
With our prototype complete, we are currently fundraising to help assemble, package, and distribute these surgical microscopes completely AT-COST which is only ~4000-6000 each.
#2 Portable Anesthesia
Anesthesia machines are vital for surgeries in missions. Standard anesthesia machines can be sourced relatively cheaply but are big and bulky and must be deployed in shipping containers.
There are currently only two modern anesthesia machines (Avante Integra SP and Fabius Tiro M) which are quality products but extremely cost prohibitive (40000-60000 USD).
We are currently developing a portable anesthesia solution which will allow providers to travel with mobile anesthesia anywhere. Our target cost is 5000-1000USD.
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#3 Missions Solar System
Electricity in rural mission hospitals is often extremely expensive, unstable, and hazardous to sensitive medical equipment. We are currently developing a 1000 Megawatt solar-system that is economical, easily deployable, lightning resistant, and easy to maintain for running entire mission hospitals.
Solar systems are very expensive upfront to install in missions’ hospitals, and even hospitals which can fundraise enough usually still have systems which only partially cover their energy needs after many years of effort. The installations are often very complex and require regular maintenance.
It is our goal to streamline the system and process to allow mission hospitals to be completely off-grid and independent from main powerline needs. We are currently working with manufacturers on sourcing all of the components for such a powerful system as efficiently as possible, as well as working with our engineers and electricians to simplify the integration process.
#4 Field CT Scanner
CT Scanners are the backbone diagnostic test for all hospitals in developed nations. On the mission field, there are virtually zero CT scanners deployed in rural mission hospitals worldwide.
In any 3rd world country, most of the CT scanners are limited to a handful of the major cities and capitals, which can be one to several days journey from the mission hospital. We are currently channeling funds into developing a CT Scanner System that can be deployed, operated, and maintained in the harshest of environments.
We have achieved partnerships in sourcing scanners affordably and are currently working on the hardest part - deployment, servicing, and maintenance.
#5 Clark Incubator
There is a common need in almost every mission hospital—sick babies in need of an incubator to stay warm and heal. In the US, there are plenty of decommissioned incubators, removed from hospitals and send to recyclers, warehouses, and landfills. The problem with these incubators is quality, quantity, and more importantly portability.
The average time it takes to ship a container to a mission hospital is between 1-2 years or more. Usually in these container only 2-3 incubators can be sent if that. Hence comes the solution required to send incubators to every mission hospital in a much more efficient manner.
The Clark Incubator is currently in prototype to meet the need in several ways: 1) Portable able to shipped as IKEA style in carry-on luggage, duplicatable if panels need to be replaced, to be able to do so with local materials / hardware as needed, and powerful having the features of bili-light, temp sensor, weight scale, and radiant warmer.