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A Cameroonian engineer of 24 years, Arthur Zang has invented, Cardiopad, a medical tablet. This tablet lets users to perform heart examinations like ECG (electrocardiogram) from rural and remote locations. The results will be wirelessly to the specialists so that they can interpret them.
This device helps the African patients in the remote regions to get rid of the problem of traveling to urban centers to take up medical examinations. Zang says that the Cardiopad is the first tablet with a fully touch screen display that is made in Africa. This invention will help in saving numerous human lives and is also highly reliable giving about 97.5 % accuracy.
Zang says that this device was mainly invented to treat the people suffering from heart disease especially for the Africans. So far the Cardiopad is validated with many medical tests by the Cameroonian scientific community.
No other tablet in the world is used as classical electrocardiograph device. The electrodes will be placed on the patient and then connected to a module. This will in turn be connected to the tablet. After a medical examination of the patient in the village, the results will be send to the tablet of the doctor who will interpret them.
The device has some software that lets the doctor to offer computer assisted diagnosis. The Afircan country, Cameroon is facing deficit of the medical personnel thereby making patients travel long distances for heart ailment treatment and to undergo examinations. The situation gets worst as some die while they wait for appointment itself.
Zang believes that the invention will cut the cost of the heart examinations and the Cardiopad is generating lot of interest in the medical circles. The inventor is now seeking for some venture capital to produce the device commerically.