One of the principles of Jugaad innovation is to include the margin. This means enabling people living in remote areas with the same (or almost the same) tools as in the more advanced countries.
A smart way to apply this principle is telemedicine. Specific medical instruments are already been designed to connect the patient in a village or far-flung area to the physician in town, who can remotely check the patient and diagnose diseases in real time, reducing costs and still giving proper assistance.
An article published on the Harvard Business Review brilliantly explains how telemedicine is used to remotely assist astronauts who spend months in the space and might experience the need for medical care. Continue reading