- Team members
- Giorgio Gaudio
- Bomboo videolaryngoscope democratic low cost medical
Bambooscope is the first low-cost video laryngoscope made of bamboo.
Bamboo body, a steel straw, an elastic band, a probe and a common smartphone used as video output, are the ingredients of this project, developed with the support and advice of anesthesiologists, patients and designers.
During many operations it is necessary to intubate the patient. A tool that can help anesthesiologists in this complex operation, which if not carried out correctly can lead to serious complications, is the videolaryngoscope, very expensive today.
Bambooscope is reusable, light, easily sterilizable, durable and economical. Made up of a few modular pieces that can be easily assembled such as: the central body in bamboo, an elastic to hold the smartphone, a probe and a steel straw. With the price of a traditional video laryngoscope you could buy dozens of Bambooscopes.
- Does your design take social and cultural challenges and human wellbeing into consideration?
The project aims to make democratic a very expensive but fundamental object for most operations, designed for developing countries that do not have access to these technologies
- Does your design support sustainable production, embodying circular or regenerative design practices?
All the pieces are modular, bamboo is a natural material, the straw is easy to find and produce and is recyclable. having very few pieces, it is easy to manufacture and dispose of.
- Does your design use principles of distribution and open source?
the project can be made by anyone, just a rubber band, a piece of bamboo, a USB probe and an aluminum straw.
- Does your design promote awareness of responsible design and consumption?
Yes, by using recyclable materials, without spending thousands of euros, you can make a difference in operating theaters in developing countries.