Wind-up solutions: clockwork medicine.

Position:PRODUCTS & PROCESSES - Freeplay Energy Group develops a medical equipment - Brief Article

Freeplay Energy, the South African company made famous by its invention of wind-up radio and flashlights, is now making a name for itself in healthcare circles with clockwork medical equipment.

The company, that began enhancing the application of clockwork in necessary items 10 years ago, has joined forces with Cape Town's Groote Schuur hospital and the University College of London to develop wind-up medical equipment for monitoring babies and foetuses. Hi-tech equipment often cannot be used in rural clinics because of erratic or non-existent power supply.

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