The Guardian reports about Freeplay Energy, a company out of UK, known for its handcranked no-battery radios:
The company that makes Trevor Baylis’s revolutionary wind-up radio is looking for a backer from the healthcare industry to bring a new range of wind-up medical devices to market in the developing world.
Freeplay Energy, which makes its stock market debut on Aim on Wednesday and counts Anita Roddick among its investors, is testing a foetal heart monitor and a device that measures infant blood oxygen and pulse in a number of hospitals in southern Africa.
Chairman and chief executive Rory Stear said the company was considering licensing its technology or producing “white label” de vices for other firms. Medical products is an obvious area where the marketing clout of a larger firm would make a tie-up ideal.
These are great ideas with possible applications in the developed world as well.
Must read article at the Economist…
Freeplay Energy website…