Problem: Lighting, power, and communications are essential for operating clinics and medical facilities, but in many areas electricity is unavailable or unreliable.
Solution: A "solar suitcase" to provide emergency lighting and power for medical procedures.
Impact: Installed in 100 clinics in Africa, Asia, and Central America, and used for disaster relief in Haiti.
About The Tech Museum The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum-located in the Capital of Silicon Valley -is a non-profit learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge presented by Cisco, our annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum celebrates the present and encourages the development of innovative ideas for a more promising future.