Cameroon Cardiopad inventor wins 37000 $ prize

By on May 27, 2016
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Cameroonian inventor Arthur Zang has won a $37,000 prize for his device that does heart examinations.

The Cardiopad is a tablet computer that takes a reading and sends it to a heart specialist.
It allows health workers to give heart examinations and send the results to heart specialists far away.

Mr Zang’s invention was awarded the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation by the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering at a ceremony in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam.

The results from his Cardiopad are sent to a cardiologist via a mobile network and can be interpreted within 20 minutes.
Cardiopads are distributed to hospitals and clinics in Cameroon free of charge, and patients pay $29 yearly subscriptions.

The device is already being sold in Gabon, India and Nepal.

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