A Universal Anesthesia Machine that Works Without Power


Ted Talks presents Erica Frenkel, a program officer at UAM Global, the company that offers a cost-effective scaleable solution for putting anesthesia machines that work in rugged environments often associated with developing countries. The machine is in 13 hospitals and four countries, and new partnerships with NGOs will likely increase that number. Watch the video in the panel to the right, via

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What if you're in surgery and the power goes out? No lights, no oxygen -- and your anesthesia stops flowing. It happens constantly in hospitals throughout the world, turning routine procedures into tragedies. Erica Frenkel demos one solution: the universal anesthesia machine." This Ted Talks video is by Erica Frenkel, a program officer at UAM Global.