Low-Cost Laparoscope to Help Patients in Third World
Two-thirds of the world’s population—some five billion people—lack access to safe, affordable surgical care.
An $85 device conceived in a sock drawer could help change that.
John Langell, a surgeon who runs the University of Utah’s Center for Medical Innovation, had the idea when he was called in for an emergency late one night and used his iPhone flashlight to look for clothes without waking his wife. “I thought, ‘Wow, this is as bright as a laparoscope,’ ” he recalls.
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By MELINDA BECK
PHOTO: LANE BROOKS