our collaborators
  • APIL Toronto
  • Mosaic Medical London
  • Tashkeel Gaza
We’re working on it...
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    Pulse oximeter

    This device allows for the noninvasive measurement of an individual’s oxygen saturation. The open source pulse oximeter is about to begin clinical trials.

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    Electrocardiogram

    This device records the electrical activity of the heart. The first prototype of our open source electrocardiogram (ECG) is near completion.

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    Dialysis

    This device helps to remove excess water, solutes and toxins from the blood of patients with kidney problems. The Glia team will begin research on this device in 2019.

Glia uses an open-access research, development and distribution model to create high-quality low-cost medical devices that are then clinically validated

We want to change the way people interact with their devices. Providing communities with open-access low-cost medical devices fosters a culture of self-reliance and sustainability. If low-resource communities can access the equipment they need via an open-access model, they are empowered to troubleshoot problems, customize designs to meet their needs and share their findings with others. The ability to share successes in an open-access environment allows medical and technical communities to work together and avoid duplication of work and long feedback cycles. This model allows off-patent devices to exist as high-quality low-cost generic models, which also exerts downward pressure on prices for high-quality premium brands.

Gaza office
  • Mohammed Al-Attar
Canada office
  • Carrie Wakem
    Carrie Wakem Executive Director
  • Tarek Loubani
    Tarek Loubani Medical Director, Physician
  • Chelsea Darling Research Director, Registered Nurse
  • Steve Plimmer Production Manager
  • Jessica Schroeder Community Manager
  • Zack Muqtadir Technical Manager
  • Frankie Talarico
    Frankie Talarico Designer, Audiologist
  • Azad Mashari Senior Medical Consultant, Physician
  • Benjamin Thomson Senior Medical Consultant, Physician
  • Alex Pavlosky
    Alex Pavlosky Physician
  • Emily Stephenson
    Emily Stephenson Researcher, Medical Student
  • Dresden Glockler-Lauf Researcher, Medical Student
  • Sonya Tan Researcher, Medical Student
  • Lauren Tindale Researcher, Medical Student
  • Jake Bender Researcher, Medical Student
  • Vicky Vo Researcher, Medical Student
  • Alaa Taha Researcher, Undergraduate Student
  • Reidun Garapick Researcher, Medical Student
International team
  • Elias Jaffa Physician

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People who contributed to Glia’s work in the past include:

Huda Asfour, Spencer Chambers, Daria Deluermoz, Jennifer Glauche, Renee Mahoney, Amy Miller, Derek Nap and Kliment Yanev

Looking to contribute?

All of our projects are open source and can be found in our repository on Github.