A New mHealth Device to Tackle Global Health
Thursday, March 31, 2016
That global health is a puzzle that mobile health technologies can help to solve is not new.
But it’s always amazing to see entrepreneurs dream up new applications nonetheless.
This latest story comes from India and a device called Swasthya (Health) Slate that was designed to help rural healthcare workers run diagnostic tests and get results quickly. For the past few years, the device has been used It is a mobile platform that comprises of a hardware device that connects to a digital thermometer, a blood pressure monitor, heart rate sensor, a 3-lead ECG system, a blood sugar monitor and a water quality meter.
When connected that interface unit uses Bluetooth to communicate with a Swasthya Slate app on Android phone or tablet can help to run 33 diagnostic tests. The tests run everything from the body temperature, blood pressure, ECG, rapid pregnancy to others tests like protein in urine, rapid typhoid test and HIV 1 and HIV 2 testing.