“For me photography was the means to the end, but [X-rays] made it the most important thing.” – Wilhelm Röntgen, who discovered X-rays in 1895
According to the WHO, 2/3 people in the world do not have access to medical X-ray imaging technology. This means that people die from complications that could have been prevented with radiological tests to guide treatment. To help address this, we developed an all-in-one X-ray imaging system capable of bringing radiology technology to virtually any context.
In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in Africa and elsewhere, lack of access to medical X-rays and other imaging tools can be attributed to a mismatch between existing technologies and the local context:
Through the GlobalDiagnostiX project, we worked in partnership with local actors to develop a digital, ultra-robust, and affordable medical X-ray system adapted to the needs and constraints of low- and middle-income countries. The solution:
The GlobalDiagnostiX project was conducted by EssentialTech in collaboration with five EPFL labs and several partners in Africa and Switzerland. Donor sponsorship was also essential.
Find out more on the website of Pristem SA