1. Health care practitioners, planners and artisans will find ideas and designs for equipment that can be made locally in relatively small workshops. Alternative materials and fabrication methods are described to meet differing local circumstances.
  2. Will Eaves designed beds, trolleys, wheelchairs and other equipment made from wood, metal tubing and wheels taken from scrap heaps. His plans and designs as well as other developed by health care workers in various parts of the world have now been brought together in the book compiled by Roger...
  3. 19/1/1977 Prepared by Eastern Oregon Community Development Council Various paged sections, illustrated
  4. 1/11/2008 The Human-Powered Homeis a one-of-a-kind compendium of human-powered devices gathered from a unique collection of experts. For those who want to apply their own ingenuity, or for those who have never heard of human-powered machines, this book is a fine reference. For those who are beginning to...
  5. Session:With 90% of the world’s engineering focused on 10% of the population, a significant opportunity exists to serve the most vulnerable and marginalized people in developing countries. Many attempts have been made to develop so-called appropriate technology, with some success, and much...
  6. Drying can be expensive. Fuel is expensive and the cost of electricity in many countries is prohibitive. And yet sunshine is in abundance where tropical fruit grow. Solar drying makes so much sense, both economic and environmentally. Solar drying by the way is NOT photovoltaic. We don’t try to...
  7. 15/11/2022 Session :Lessons learned from small farm equipment in the field. Topics to be covered: What sustaining equipment can help the most at you mission. Church missions as equipment lending centers. Multi-use farm cart. Equipment as checked baggage. Asking for your vote to inform what equipment we...
  8. The UC Davis chimney solar dryer was designed to provide efficient drying even in hazy or partially cloudy conditions. Constructing the dryer is simple, and it can be built from low-cost materials found locally in markets and shops around the world. The objective of this manual is to provide the...
  9. Globally, drying is the most widely used method for preserving foods for use in the home or for sale. When drying foods such as fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs and nuts value is added by dryingand in such cases an investment in improved drying technologies may be economically viable. This...
  10. There are two main reasons for drying food: to prevent (or inhibit) the growth and activity of micro-organisms and hence preserve the food to reduce the weight and bulk of food for cheaper transport and storage. This technical brief describes some of the requirements for proper drying and...