Origami Ingenuity May Save Lives

Eric Green, a medical student at Stanford, created an asthma inhaler spacer that costs (currently) $0.15 to make, opposed to the current $50 price tag in the U.S..  Taking a class, “Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability,” he created the spacer from paperboard that is designed to be assembled in four folds.  This link sends you to a blog that has an interview and more information.  I applaud innovation and this definately qualifies.  Accessibility to medicine means it needs to be affordable.  Asthma attacks can result in death and sometimes an immediate inhaler is your only hope.

http://www.nextbillion.net/blogs/2007/08/24/bop-innovation-helps-kids-breathe

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