Appropriate & Low Tech

Amy B. Smith, Founder of MIT D-Labs Low-Cost Innovations that Solve Global Solutions

In developing countries, where many still struggle under $2 a day, what often makes the most difference is simple, low tech solutions.

  • low cost
  • simple
  • easy to build
  • robust
  • easy to use and maintain
  • low-tech
  • locally produced


MIT D-Lab was founded over a decade ago by professor Amy B. Smith.


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