31 May 2012

Young African Invents Touch Screen Medical Tablet


Arthur Zang, a 24 year-old Cameroonian engineer, has invented the Cardiopad, a touch screen medical tablet that enables heart examinations such as the electrocardiogram (ECG) to be performed at remote, rural locations while the results of the test are transferred wirelessly to specialists who can interpret them. The device spares African patients living in remote areas the trouble of having to travel to urban centers to seek medical examinations.

“the tablet is used as a classical electrocardiograph device: electrodes are placed on the patient and connected to a module that, in turn, connects to the tablet. When a medical examination is performed on a patient in a remote village, for example, the results are transmitted from the nurse’s tablet to that of the doctor who then interprets them.”
According to Zang, “software built into the device allows the doctor to give computer assisted diagnosis.”
Cameroon, a Central African country with a population of some 20 million people, lays claim to only 30 heart surgeons. To make matters worse, these heart surgeons are mainly concentrated in Douala or Yaoundé, the country’s two most important economic hubs. This severe deficit of medical personnel means that patients with heart ailments usually have to travel long distances to undergo heart examinations and consult with doctors. Even at that, it is still not easy. On some occasions, patients must make appointments months in advance, and some even die in the process of waiting for their appointment.
Zang believes his invention will cut down the cost of heart examinations. The Cardiopad is already generating a lot of interest in African tech and medical circles. The inventor is currently looking for venture capital to commercially produce the device.
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28 May 2012

Your gateway for infrastructure business opportunities in Angola is now taking place in July

Your gateway for infrastructure business opportunities in Angola is now taking place in July

According to a comparative study from the World Bank published in Washington, Angola needs to invest USD 20 billion in infrastructure to catch up with other developing countries.

Every action being implemented to foster this country's development needs to be absolutely synchronized so that both the public and private sector can take the maximum benefits from it. In order to guarantee the total satisfaction of our clients, the success of the business goals of all companies visiting us in Luanda and the maximum relevance of iPAD Angola for the country´s development, both the organization and official partners have decided to change the dates of the event.

Save the new dates: 3 - 5 July 2012

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