The $100 lab: A review of open-source biomedical devices for low resource settings

Open-source biomedical tools are helping under-resourced labs to perform essential research projects.

In this project, the student will investigate questions such as:

- Why do we need open-source devices?
- Do open-source projects come with responsibilities and duties regarding reproducibility, accessibility, health and safety?
- Good practice in sharing open-source biomedical devices
- How can we track open-source device usage?

The student will review and compare a narrow range of available open-source biomedical devices (eg. Microscopes, PCR devices and centrifuges) and will work with a PhD student to write an introduction to a research paper developing a low-cost centrifuge for low resource settings.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01606-z
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03193-5
https://www.journals.elsevier.com/hardwarex

Supervisor name: 
Maiwenn Kersaudy-Kerhoas