Spotlight Health: Making medical devices affordable & effective

Mar 10, 2015

Krista Donaldson is CEO of D-rev, in San Francisco.
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New medical technology is a growing part of improving health care across the globe. Krista Donaldson is part of an effort to make tools, like prosthetic knees, affordable and effective. Her San Francisco nonprofit, called D-Rev, is working to improve accessibility for people in places like India. 


  Donaldson is speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival this summer, and sat down with Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher. They talked about why knees are technically designed to last only three years.

Editor's note: you can hear more of this conversation later today at 3:30pm. That’s in our special series, Spotlight Health, in partnership with the Aspen Ideas Festival. We'll also post a web version of the program later today.