Acuset IV Flow Controller

Acuset IV Flow Controller
Status Commercialized
Replicated in Africa
North America
South America
Health data
Health topic Child mortality
Health classification Preventative

Problem being addressedEdit

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 solutionEdit

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 byEdit

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

When and where it was tested/implementedEdit

Funding SourceEdit

Saatchi & Saatchi World Changing Ideas Award finalist


Peer-reviewed publicationEdit

Other internally generated reportsEdit

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

Externally generated reportsEdit

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

IP and copyrightEdit

Approval by regulatory bodies or standards boardsEdit