What I am working on: SolarClave, Adher.io, and MEDIK
I am interested in DIY health technology design and enabling doctors and nurses around the world to build health technologies. I build solar technologies to sterilize medical equipment, solar-powered cooling devices to store TB medication and medical device design kits for health professionals in developing countries.
I work on: MEDIK, Solarclave, Cool Comply, SmartBirth
Tags: Simple Solar Solutions, Rapid Prototyping, DIY Kits
Anna is a research scientist at MIT’s Little Devices group. She is responsible for coordinating the efforts of Little Devices projects in Nicaragua, Ecuador and Ethiopia and developing strategies to move technologies from need identification, to R&D, to field testing and user feedback and then implementation. Her main responsibilities include management of the MEDIKit project, the group solar autoclave research. She is an instructor for MIT’s D-Lab Health, an undergraduate course in global health technology design. Her solar autoclave research was recently recognized by the WHO as one of the top 6 innovative technologies in health. Anna Young graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelors degree in Finance and Economics and resides in Cambridge, MA.
E-mail akyoung at mit dot edu
42 Carleton Street
Cambridge, MA 02139