Hand-powered cell phone charger

Last Update: December 20, 2013

This is a hand-cranked cell phone charger.  It was invented by an Indian company called IdeaForge.  The company states that one minute of winding yields 3 minutes of talking time and 30 minutes standby.  You can even recharge/wind while talking.   The device costs $7 US.   Yes, we will be testing this and seeing what midwives think!  Having a mobile phone charged is an essential part of a strong emergency obstetric care referral system in many settings.