Design of equipment for safe surgery worldwide
To increase access to safe surgery worldwide we focus on the design of surgical equipment for usage in low-and-middle income countries. Our design of surgical equipment takes into account that the setting in which surgical equipment is used in low-and-middle income countries differs from high income countries. For example, because hospitals rely on a less stable electricity network, have limited access to disposables and possiblities of maintenance for equipment.We are currently working on the following projects:
- An electrosurgical unit for safe surgery in low-and-middle income countries
- A low cost and reusable video laryngoscope
- A low cost laparoscope for minimally invasive surgery in low and middle income countries
- A modular, easy to maintain cryo device to treat cervical cancer in rural areas
Within this project we collaborate closely with surgeons working in Sub Saharan Africa, Diamedica and Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya. We are always open for future collaborations, please contact us via e-mail.
'Surgical equipment in Africa: availability, barriers, equipment journey and novel redesign.'Oosting R.M., Wauben L.S.G.L,Madete J., Groen R.S, Dankelman J.
Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the college of surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa , Maputo, Mozambique, December 2017
'Surgical equipment journey and novel redesign for low-and-middle income countries.'Oosting R.M., Wauben L.S.G.L,Madete J., Groen R.S, Dankelman J.
Oral presentation at the conference of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology, Turin, Italy, October 2017
'Equipment for essential surgical care in Africa: availability, barriers and need for novel redesign'. Oosting R.M., Wauben L.S.G.L, Groen R.S, Dankelman J.
Poster presentation at Tropical medicine & International health, Antwerpen, Belgium, Oktober 2017
'Barriers to surgical equipment in low-and-middle income countries; assessed by a literature review, surveys and interviews'.
R.M Oosting, J. Dankelman.
Posterpresentation at the annual meeting of the college of surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa, Mombasa, Kenya,December 2016
'Thermal damage to tissues caused by the application of electro surgery determined by thermal images'.
R.M oosting, J. Dankelman.
Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the college of surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa , Mombasa, Kenya, December 2016
'A set-up to measure lateral thermal spread as a result of electro surgery'.
R.M oosting, A.P van Dijke, J. Dankelman.
Oral presentation at the conference of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, October 2016
Delft global initiative
This project is funded by the Delft Global Initiative. For more information visit:
https://www.tudelft.nl/global/ or https://www.facebook.com/tudelftglobal/
Sub Saharan excellence scholarships
TU Delft | Global Initiative offers four Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarships every year. Deadline 1 feb 2018