Using mysterious-yet-well-known medical knowledge about negative suction healing and a $3 plunger I swore I just helped my friend buy for his new apartment, MIT Grad Student Danielle Zurovcik may have invented something truly special.
You see, negative pressure (suction) has been known to speed wound recovery time for decades, and there are in fact machines that do just that already on the market today. These devices are expensive, however, and as such they are out of reach for developing countries.
There are portable versions, but they too are expensive, costing about $100 a day to rent. Worse still, their batteries must be recharged every six hours. This is not ideal, especially if you remember that striking Haiti cell phone charger image we shared with you a few months ago.