Sterilise: sterilising medical equipment in low-resource settings

Industrial Design Student 2017

Andrea Pisa
Royal College of Art / Imperial College London
Global Innovation Design

5 billion people are without access to safe surgery worldwide. One of the primary reasons for this is the lack of adequate and affordable sterilisation options in low-resource settings.

Sterilise turns any pressure cooker into a low-cost, small-scale autoclave. The kit contains an internal tray to hold the instruments and an indicator to show when sterilisation has been achieved. The pot can be boiled using fire, gas or electricity depending on what is available and uses minimal amounts of water.