|Title||Open-source hardware for medical devices.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Niezen, G, Eslambolchilar, P, Thimbleby, H|
|Date Published||2016 Apr|
Open-source hardware is hardware whose design is made publicly available so anyone can study, modify, distribute, make and sell the design or the hardware based on that design. Some open-source hardware projects can potentially be used as active medical devices. The open-source approach offers a unique combination of advantages, including reducing costs and faster innovation. This article compares 10 of open-source healthcare projects in terms of how easy it is to obtain the required components and build the device.
|Alternate Journal||BMJ Innov|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC4853539|
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