Maximizing Returns for Public Funding of Medical Research with Opensource Hardware

Health Policy and Technology, Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2017, Pages 381-382

3 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2019

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Joshua M. Pearce

Western University ; Michigan Technological University; Aalto University

Date Written: December 8, 2017

Abstract

The success of both the historical clinical and scientific revolution was met with a massive expansion in research funding. Now, however, there are serious concerns in the research community that medical research funding expansion is not sustainable and may even decline. One aspect of medical research that is a large opportunity for cost reductions is medical research equipment. This is because the majority of medical care facilities and research labs have limited access to the best tools because of the exorbitant prices of proprietary equipment.

Keywords: Open-Source, open-source hardware, medical research, FOSS, FOSH, free and opensource hardware, free and open source software, public funding

Suggested Citation

Pearce, Joshua M., Maximizing Returns for Public Funding of Medical Research with Opensource Hardware (December 8, 2017). Health Policy and Technology, Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2017, Pages 381-382 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3331182 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3331182

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