Mousetrap Inspires IV Device for Developing World Children

June 5, 2012

This ‘Mousetrap’ may Save Lives
     Rice University (May 15, 2012)

About 1.5 million children in developing countries die annually of dehydration. Design students decide to integrate an ordinary mousetrap into a mechanism to regulate life-saving intravenous fluids.

Because severely underdeveloped parts of the world can be pretty primitive, even lacking electricity, the students' IV DRIP (Dehydration Relief in Pediatrics) device is mechanical, inexpensive and simple to operate. Check out the video to see the ingenious device in action.

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Category: May 2012; Cool!
Topic: Children, Infants; Poverty