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SystemOne's goal is to improve conditions in numerous industries and geographies by addressing the lack of access to technology. They Identified disease in the developing world as a critical area where improvements could have global health and economic impact. They filled the gap and translated their mission into actionable and measurable solutions.
The RRT (results reporting terminal) is a self contained "computer"- but more heavy duty than anything else which had been deployed into this environment in the past. It was ruggedized for longevity in a wide range of environmental conditions. Included a padlock on the front, was constructed from heavy gauge sheet metal, and was bolted to the table or wall in order to deter theft. The RRT is solar powered, has a large integrated battery, and solar charge controller inside. It communicates using cellular which in the operating country was the most reliable form of connectivity internet.
The RRT helped to solve a real world problem that deeply impacted peoples' lives. In Malawi, people who needed to get tested for HIV might not get their results for months. There is only one lab in Lilongwe, the country's capital. Transporting test kits from rural clinics to the lab was done monthly by motorcycle courier. Lab test results were then transported back to the rural clinics the following month, again by motorcycle courier. The RRT utilized a simple patient log book application which downloaded test results directly from the lab via cellular. This cut the testing and reporting timeline in half.
We successfully designed, built, tested, and deployed a dozen prototypes in rural clinics for a pilot in Malawi within 6 months. It is a high-tech machine with a simple, limited, touch screen interface to ensure user-friendliness. The product utilized a raspberry pi, Arduino, battery, solar charger, cooling fans, cellular modem, power control relays, voltage regulator, touch screen display, and usb ports for charging external devices.
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