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.