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D-REV: Improving Lives Through Design

CONGRATULATIONS D-Rev FOR RECEIVING THE MAJORITY VOTE, August 2013. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED ON OUR HOMEPAGE!

D-Rev is a non-profit product design company that designs and delivers medical devices to people living on less than $4 /day. D-Rev focuses on products that meet top standards of treatment, redesigned for the specific context of the developing world, and at a price point that rural hospitals and clinics can afford. D-Rev is committed to ensuring that those products are effectively delivered to the people and places that need them most and are scaled up for massive impact.

Their product Brilliance, a phototherapy device to treat neonatal jaundice, entered the market in 2012 at 400 USD which is radically more affordable than comparable devices that sell for 3,000-5,000 USD. Jaundice is the #1 reason why newborns are admitted to hospitals worldwide, and about 3 in 5 children have some degree of jaundice. Without timely treatment, a baby with severe jaundice may sustain brain damage or die. So far Brilliance has treated over 4,000 babies, averting 77 severe deaths and disabilities in India, the Philippines, Uganda, Malawi, Ghana, Nigeria, + Colombia.

The ReMotion Knee, is a knee prosthetic for above knee amputees, which has been on the market since 2009 at 80 USD, compared to 1,000-5,000 USD for a comparable knee. Globally, approximately 10 million above-knee amputees live in developing countries and need assistive devices to regain mobility and return to work. The knee joint is the most complex and expensive component of a leg prosthesis system, and modern prosthesis, with price tags that can reach tens of thousands of dollars are prohibitively expensive for the 80% of amputees who live on less than $4/ day. So far ReMotion has fit more than 5,000 amputees in India, Ecuador, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the Philippines, Afghanistan, and Fiji.

D-Rev is currently working on a 1,000 Knees Campaign through which they wish to scale up their testing of ReMotion knees to 1,000 field testers in advance of full production. They need $80,000 to fit these 1,000 amputees and implement the field test. Learn more about the campaign and help them reach their goal here: 1,000 Knees Campaign.

D-REV JaipurKnee
Kamal taking his first steps with a JaipurKnee in the Jaipur Foot Clinic in India.
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D-REV Brilliance phototherapy
Brilliance Phototherapy
D-REV Remotion Knee
Remotion Knee