I am interested in enabling technologies and rapid prototyping approaches to health. I also do some work in rapid diagnostics for disease detection and adherence.
I work on: MEDIK and Adher.io
Tags: DIY, Paper Dx, Rapid Prototyping
Geek Cred: I turn toy helicopters into inhalers.
Jose Gomez-Marquez is a medical device designer at Little Devices. He is co-inventor of the Aerovax Drug Delivery System, a device for mass delivery of inhalable drugs and vaccines to remote populations and the X out TB program, which aims to increase TB therapy adherence in developing countries using novel diagnostics and mobile technology. Recently, the group has developed the MEDIKit, a series of design building blocks that empower doctors and nurses in developing countries to invent their medical technologies.
Jose serves on the European Union’s Science Against Poverty Taskforce and has participated as an expert advisor in the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. He is an instructor of MIT’s D-Lab: Health, a course on designing global health technologies at
MIT. Jose is a 3 time MIT IDEAS Competition winner, including two Lemelson Awards for International Technology. In 2009, Jose was selected to Technology Review’s T35, which also named him Humanitarian of the Year. In 2011 he was named a TED Fellow. Born and raised in Honduras he currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
E-mail jfgm at mit dot edu
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