Cardiopad PRO

Making up for the lack of cardiologists in developing countries


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CM Cameroon

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About the project Edit

Cardioglob is an acquisition, treatment and transmission system that uses the cardiac signal’s GSM that extends across the country. It works thanks to a compact electronic medical device called the CardioPad. This device allows cardiac exams to be performed in villages and results to be transmitted to remote cardiologists through the mobile phone network (GSM-GPRS).

The tablet has the following functionality:

- Performs electrocardiogram (EKG) on patients (acquires the EKG signal that comes from the patient, digitizes, treats and posts it, then prints an exam report.

- Transmits the EKG results to remote cardiologists through the GSM network

- Presents a user-friendly and appropriate interface to the cardiologist, brings elements that can help in the diagnostics and presents information to the cardiologist through a user-friendly Human Machine Interface (HMI).

- Stores EKG exam information and manages notifications: The CardioPad is able to store information linked to EKG exams in an SQL Compact server database, and sends and receives notifications to the cardiologist across the GSM network informing him/her, as well as a new consultation to be interpreted.

- Remote followup and monitoring


In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

This project helps improve stroke quality care and makes up a lot for the problem of lacking qualified personnel.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

It could touch large hospitals, laboratories that perform exams, smaller hospitals that cannot provide cardiology services.

In Cameroon, about 80% of hospitals do not have a cardiology service, therefore, it meets this demand.

Prototype made with the first model.

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

Cardiovascular disease (CAD) is a significant public health problem in Cameroon and developing countries. According to the 2004 WHO annual report, it represents 22% of the overall mortality rate in Central Africa or 2 million deaths per death (in Central Africa only). The situation is accentuated by difficulty accessing cardiac exams. In Cameroon for example, there are less than 30 cardiologists for a population of more than 20 million inhabitants. The Cadioglob system was created to help resolve this problem.

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