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Portable operational microscope for developing countries by Andrea Spiegelsberger
Created 1 year ago 34 members
Deutschland
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  • From a dream to a worldwide product: The portable operational microscope for ENT and ophthalmologists for use in developing countries.

    After years of exposing patients to high risk in even routine procedures due to a lack of proper equipment the ENT doctor Eberhard Biesinger dreamed of a “travel microscope” to bring on his charity missions in Myanmar. The idea gave rise to a device that is now in use around the world in dozens of a multitude of procedures. ENTs and ophthalmologists preform urgent surgeries in the middle and inner ear, as well as eye surgeries to patients in regions where:

    • medical care is uncommon,
    • medical facilities are none existent or sparsely distributed,
    • short-term emergency relief operations are necessary
    • and/or where there is no reliable power supply

    This microscope is a pure non-profit project. All development, assembly and other labour expenses are provided on a voluntary basis, the sales price is calculated only from the cost of the purchased parts without surcharge. The advantage here is the massive use of low-priced standard parts, from which the device consists of more than 80%. These standard parts can be sourced worldwide in the event of wear or replacement is needed at short notice.

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  • Andrea Spiegelsberger
    Andrea Spiegelsberger: Outreach-Einsatz in Kongo

    Aus dem Konflikt-zerrissenen Osten der Demokratischen
    Republik Kongo erreichen uns erste Bilder von einem Outreach-Einsatz des...  more
    • Mar 7
  • Andrea Spiegelsberger
    Andrea Spiegelsberger: HNO-Einsatz in Myanmar

    Ca. 1300 Patienten warteten Anfang Januar 2019 auf das
    HNO-Ärzteteam von „EAGLE European Association of Global Lecturing ENT e.V.“ in
    Kala...  more
    • Jan 31
  • Andrea Spiegelsberger
    Andrea Spiegelsberger added 5 photo(s).
    • Jan 31
  • Andrea Spiegelsberger
    Andrea Spiegelsberger: Im angegliederten Krankenhaus des von Christoph
    Schlingensief initiierten Operndorfes in Leo, südlich von Ouagadougou/Burkina
    Faso, hat die Interplast einen einwöchigen augenärztlichen Piloteinsatz durchgeführt,
    in dem unser Mikroskop bei sieben ECCE-Kata...  more
    • Jan 31
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  • Andrea Spiegelsberger
    Andrea Spiegelsberger: Zweiter Augen-Outreach-Einsatz im Dei-Distrikt/Papua-Neuguinea

    Beim einwöchigen Outreach-Camp für Katarakt-OPs im Dei-Distrikt
    konnte das portable Mikroskop von Dr. Wahamu erneut nützlich eingesetzt werden.

    D...  more
    • October 9, 2018
    • - edited
  • Dushyant Chourasia
    Dushyant Chourasia joined the group Portable operational microscope for developing countries
    • October 8, 2018
  • Samuel-Guerra
    Samuel-Guerra joined the group Portable operational microscope for developing countries
    • September 1, 2018
  • Andrea Spiegelsberger
    Andrea Spiegelsberger added 4 photo(s).
    • July 26, 2018
  • Andrea Spiegelsberger
    Andrea Spiegelsberger: Erster Outreach-Einsatz in Mingende/Papua-Neuguinea

    Beim einwöchigen Outreach-Camp für Katarakt-OPs in Mingende,
    in der Chimbu-Provinz Papua-Neuguineas hatte das portable Mikroskop von Dr.
    W...  more
    • July 26, 2018
  • Ronaldo Pavić
    Ronaldo Pavić joined the group Portable operational microscope for developing countries
    • July 24, 2018
  • JoonHo Kim
    JoonHo Kim joined the group Portable operational microscope for developing countries
    • July 20, 2018
  • C. Hoeglauer
    C. Hoeglauer joined the group Portable operational microscope for developing countries
    • June 6, 2018
  • Andrea Spiegelsberger
    Andrea Spiegelsberger: Sieben Mikroskope in Ruanda

    Unter der Federführung des HNO-Arztes Dr. Dirk Heinrich und
    mit finanzieller Unterstützung seitens „Ein Herz für Kinder“ entsteht in Kigali
    ein Au...  more
    • June 5, 2018
  • Andrea Spiegelsberger
    Andrea Spiegelsberger: Ein Augenmikroskop nach Ghana

    Wir freuen uns, wieder eines unserer Mikroskope im Auftrag
    von GRVD e.V. auf den Weg nach Ghana bringen zu dürfen.
    ...  more
    • June 5, 2018
  • Kristina Kusnjer
    Kristina Kusnjer joined the group Portable operational microscope for developing countries
    • May 28, 2018