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Embracing Mahatma Gandhi’s ideal of “doing more, for less, for more,” the growing Ghandian engineering movement aims to democratize technology by developing ultra-low-cost products for the world’s poorest citizens while still creating a profit for companies.

R.A. Mashelkar: Breakthrough designs for ultra-low-cost products

Engineer RA Mashelkar shares three stories of ultra-low-cost design from India that use bottom-up rethinking, and some clever engineering, to bring expensive products (cars, prosthetics) into the realm of the possible for everyone.