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Location New Zealand

Medical equipment data
Health topic Child mortality
Health classification Preventative
Project data
Status Commercialized
Export to Open Know How Manifest
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Part of Global Health Medical Device Compendium
Type Medical equipment, Project
SDGs Sustainable Development Goals SDG03 Good health and well-being
SDG09 Industry
innovation and infrastructure
Authors Caroline Soyars
Published 2014
License CC BY-SA 3.0
Language English (en)
Page views 995

Problem being addressed[edit | edit source]

Acute and chronic diarrhea causes damage to a child’s stomach lining and disrupts their ability to digest essential proteins. Protein energy malnutrition accounts for over half of all children’s deaths in resource-limited countries. The current flow controller for IV treatment is difficult to set properly, even for health workers, and can change setting inadvertently with even slight patient movement. This can result in improper and variable administration of drugs over time.

Detailed description of the solution[edit | edit source]

The Acuset IV flow controller monitors drug delivery by rotation of a dial to the intended setting. It is highly accurate and can be used by untrained operators and novices. This increases safety as many patients are forced to regulate their medicine themselves. The device attaches to the IV bag so it can be reused for any amount of medicine bags and patients.

Designed by[edit | edit source]

  • Designed by: Medicine Mondiale team from Design That Matters
  • Manufacturer (if different):
  • Manufacturer location: New Zealand

When and where it was tested/implemented[edit | edit source]

Funding Source[edit | edit source]

Saatchi & Saatchi World Changing Ideas Award finalist

References[edit | edit source]

Peer-reviewed publication[edit | edit source]

Other internally generated reports[edit | edit source]

Medicine Mondiale. (2008). Acuset IV flow controller. Retrieved December 1, 2013 from here.

Externally generated reports[edit | edit source]

Maternova. Acuset IV flow controller. Retrieved December 1, 2013 from here.

IP and copyright[edit | edit source]

Approval by regulatory bodies or standards boards[edit | edit source]