Monday, 30 May 2016

Cameroonian Cardiopad Inventor, Arthur Zang Wins African Engineering Award

A telemedince by a Cameroonian engineer Arthur Zang has been device for monitoring heart conditions remotely has been named the best invention for the African continent by the Royal Academy of Engineering in the second year of the Africa Prize.

The invention dubbed the Cardio-Pad allows village doctors who have no access to sophisticated equipment to take a quick scan of a patient’s heart function and send it wirelessly to a specialist who can provide analysis in 20 minutes.
“I was very impressed by Arthur Zang and his team, which aims to help patients in communities where access to cardiac specialists is limited,” said head judge Malcolm Brinded CBE FREng.

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