BrandArena: GE to Use Advanced Manufacturing Technology to Simply Healthcare Delivery

Tuesday 1 July 2014

GE to Use Advanced Manufacturing Technology to Simply Healthcare Delivery

GE is developing additive technology to simplify, automate, and speed up the ultrasound transducer manufacturing process. Additive manufacturing technology can eliminate traditional time-consuming and costly processes such as lamination and cutting to enable more affordable and more accessible ultrasound systems for doctors and their patients.

This was disclosed in Lagos at an interactive session organised by GE as part of activities lined up for the 3-week promotional phase of GE Nigeria manufacturing Garages - an innovation and manufacturing centre where aspiring makers and entrepreneurs can go to develop new skills and learn about advanced manufacturing technologies.

Speaking on the role of technology in Healthcare delivery in Nigeria, the General Manager of GE healthcare, Mr. Alex Canfor-Dumas said GE was committed to the use of advanced technology and innovation in patient care and management. He disclosed that the silent MR Scanner is one of the latest technologies by GE to address the horror of the load noise usually experienced by patients undergoing MRR scans. Mr. Canfor-Dumas said no longer have to go through the ordeal of repeating MR examinations due to lack of cooperation from patients as the new technology has helped to humanize MR examinations. GE is the first to accomplish this great task in healthcare globally.

Garages Nigeria will run till 11 July at GE’s regional headquarters in Lagos, and will feature curated speakers sessions and workshops amidst a fully equipped fab lab. Participants can work with technical experts and use advanced hardware and software to bring their ideas to life, using equipment like CNC mills, laser cutters, 3D printers, and electrical engineering kits to quickly and collaboratively create new parts and prototypes.

In partnership with the Dangote Foundation and other local partners, Garages Nigeria will expand into a program dedicated to training skilled entrepreneurs, employable workers and creating employment opportunities amongst service suppliers within the growing Power Generation sector.

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