Cardiopad – Cameroon
At just 28 years old, Cameroonian Arthur Zang is the inventor of a touchscreen heart-monitoring tablet that has revolutionized medicine in remote areas.
His Cardio pad enables heart patients in remote areas to access healthcare without journeying to the cities where most heart specialists work.
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The tablet comes with four electrodes, which are attached to the patient’s chest to determine whether their heart is functioning normally.
The data is then wirelessly transmitted to the tablet and sent, via a mobile phone, to a cardiologist who can interpret the data in under 20 minutes and refer any prescriptions needed to the patient.
The award-winning device is currently deployed in most African countries and Asia as the world continues to embrace it.