Olusola Oke is a NEST360 Invention Education team member and the Design Studio Assistant Manager at the University of Ibadan (UI) in Nigeria. Mr. Oke visited the United States in October 2022 as part of a bidirectional exchange program to meet his colleagues at Rice360 Institute for Global Health Technologies (Rice360) and NEST360. While in the United States, Mr. Oke shared his insights on fostering innovation capacity through the UI design studio, presenting at conferences in San Antonio, Texas, and Seattle, Washington, and providing a guest lecture at Rice University. He shared the following reflections after his engagement in the bidirectional exchange program.
Recently, Rice360 fellow, Natalie Mitchell, traveled to Kenya to work with our colleagues at Nairobi to begin a clinical study on Celsi Monitor, a low-cost portable device used to continuously monitor a newborn’s body temperature. The following is her account of her time in Kenya.
Announcing the first edition of the Innovation Landscape! A resources that that catalogs innovations from NEST360 university partners. These innovations are created by students and aim to solve real healthcare challenges identified by their invention education curriculum.
By untangling complicated supply chain challenges, these global health experts are helping to bring life-saving technologies to doctors in four African nations — and counting.
The 8th edition of the Newborn Technology Landscape is now live. There has been exciting growth across the 8th Edition as the Landscape now features over 100 different newborn technologies!
American Academy of Pediatrics Journal recently published a blog on a study conducted by a team of physicians and scientists, including lead authors Alyssa Shapiro and Jessica Anderson from Rice University, on a neonatal jaundice point-of-care detection device (Bilispec).
A new technology has been added to the sepsis diagnostic product category in the 7th edition of the NEST360 Newborn Technology Landscape. FINDER® by Baebies is the first sepsis diagnostic device featured and is an ultra-rapid, fully integrated platform for use with neonatal populations. According to the device developer, the system is intended to be used in moderate complexity settings by healthcare professionals.
This quarter, the NEST Kenya team led biomedical training at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. Biomedical training focuses on providing biomedical engineers and technicians with skills in proper repair and maintenance of NEST technologies during planned preventive and corrective maintenance.
The 2022 MIDC was coordinated by the Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS), Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), and the National Commission of Science & Technology (NCST), brought together university student-innovators who presented low-cost technologies they had designed to address local challenges in resource-limited settings.