24-year-old Arthur Zang, a Cameroonian engineer, invented the Cardiopad. The Cardiopad is a portable, touch screen device that enables heart examinations such as the electrocardiogram to be performed at remote locations while results of the test, are transferred wirelessly to specialists who can interpret them.
How does it work?
Firstly, the CardioPad like the electrocardiogram allows examination. “The goal of this functionality is to acquire the signal that comes from the heart patient. The signal has to be scanned, processed, displayed and printed as an examination report” explains Arthur Zang. This report shall be transmitted by GSM to a cardiologist located in a different city. The Cardiopad also provides elements for the diagnosis by extracting the necessary information
to present to the cardiologist. Finally, all information related to the examination are stored in the shelf and can be reused later. The CardioPad has other advantages. According to its creator, these benefits are related to “the ability to perform multiple tests simultaneously. In addition to this, the absence of cables reduces the risk of electrocution of the patient and allows the patient to move without interrupting the recording. ”
Arthur Zang also became a finalist in the 2012 CPS Distinguished Award for the Sciences.