At Lifebox®, we believe that everyone is entitled to safer anaesthesia and surgery. So patient by patient, hospital by hospital, country by country, we’re closing the pulse oximetry gap.
But we’ve got zero interest sending machines that are heading straight for the ‘equipment graveyard’, so we follow some very important steps…
Intelligent design: up to 70% of medical equipment in low-resource settings is out of use. Wrong plug, wrong temperature, wrong environment. These are expensive purchases, or generous donations – and they’re useless.
Our machine responds to the challenges it’ll face every working day in low-resource settings. Robust, re-batteries the screen stays on even when the lights go out.
But equipment doesn’t save lives; the people who use it do. Most of our oximeters get delivered through large-scale training workshops, building community support, professional leaders – and empowered, educated teams.
How do we know? Because we’re part of a global community working to make surgery safer, and we talk to our colleagues. Email, by phone, in person – we stay in touch, making sure the oximeters keep working and the training stays current.