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Galleries // 2011 Spark:Concept // Manual Intraosseus Drill

Manual Intraosseus Drill

Winner - Platinum

Competition: Spark:Concept
Designer: Matt Durack
Design Type: Product, Health Pro
Company / Organization / School: Lunar Design

In emergency care, intravenous access to the bloodstream is essential for administering life-saving medicines, blood, and fluids. In critically ill patients, low blood pressure frequently makes a conventional IV difficult or impossible to place. Emergency personnel can use intraosseus devices which access the bloodstream via the blood vessels in the bones. But these are US$100, complex motor-driven devices. In third-world countries, the $100 is cost-prohibitive. Our bone drill incorporates the helical drive used in a hand-powered push drill, in a robust and low-cost design.