Submitted by: J. Mark Ansermino (APT) & G.A. Dumont (ECE)
Over 99% of child and maternal deaths occur in developing countries. Leveraging the global penetration of mobile technology, we have developed a simple system to empower frontline healthcare workers to save lives in their communities. Our Phone Oximeter™ was recently selected one of the top 10 technologies to help reach the UN Millennium Development Goals. It is a mobile health platform that uses a mobile device’s audio jack to power low-cost sensors that detect oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, temperature, and blood pressure. Using these with other patient information, the mobile device estimates a personalised risk estimate and guides treatment or referral.