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When a Medical Innovation Comes From a Car mechanic

Innovation in the digital and social media-rich era of medicine can come from anyone. Here is a proof as a car mechanic, based on a party trick, came up with a solution for difficult births.

A “potentially revolutionary” device to help women during difficult births has come from an unlikely source – a car mechanic from Argentina, who based the idea on a party trick.

Apart from having five children of his own, Jorge Odon had no connection with the world of obstetrics. He did however have a talent for invention.

This is the original trick:

And his innovation:


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