Georgia Tech Improving the Odds in Ethiopia

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A team of Georgia Tech researchers is developing medical devices for an underserved population in Ethiopia. Pictured are (left to right): Yahia Ali (BME student), Mahlet Yigeremu (Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), James Stubbs (BME professor of practice), Elizabeth Kappler (BME student), Hannah Geil (BME student), Elianna Paljug (BME student), Rudy Gleason (BME associate professor/Petit Institute researcher).

Rudy Gleason led the development of an easy-to-use, efficient diagnostic tool that combines an X-Box game system with a 3D camera.

The Capstone team of Libi Medical in Ethiopia (left to right): Hannah Geil, Elizabeth Kappler, Yahia Ali, and Elianna Paljug.

James Stubbs (left), and Katie and Rudy Gleason (at right) visit with one of their hosts (second from left) in Addis Ababa.

Yahia Ali and Elizabeth Kappler don scrubs in an Ethiopian hospital.

Rudy Gleason co-founded, with his wife Katie, Because of Kennedy, a faith-based non-profit that is advocating for orphan children in Ethiopia.

Kennedy Fireselam Gleason is the inspiration for Rudy Gleason and the BME efforts in device development that he has spawned.