The DHT Lab is actively involved in developing products for commercialization to address healthcare technology challenges in the developing world. Undergraduates and graduate students at Duke University design products, business plans and commercialization strategies for new company launches or product enhancements for existing manufacturers.
Currently, the DHT Lab is working on following projects:
- Pratt Pouch: A foilized pouch to prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to child and enhance access to antiretroviral medication in rural, resource-poor communities.
- BMET Training & BTA Skills Curriculum: Programs to increase the human capacity to fix medical equipment in the developing world.
- Medical Equipment Donation Assessment: Research into flaws in the donation process for medical equipment to the developing world.
- Appropriate Technology Projects: Current and previous projects to design appropriate technology for the developing world.