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24 year old Cameroonian engineer invents a touchscreen medical tablet

A 24 year old Cameroonian engineer, Arthur Zang, has invented the Cardiopad, a touchscreen medical tablet used to perform tests similar to a traditional electrocardiograph. The Cardiopad can wirelessly transmit the results of a heart test from a remote location to specialists typically located in urban centers. 

 

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KNOWME Networks Sends Smart Texts for Health

A group of USC researchers have developed a wearable body area network that can communicate seamlessly with cell phones, with the hope that this sort of sensor network will one day be used to help fight childhood obesity. According to the Los Angeles Times, the system is designed to track what sorts of activities a person has engaged in and if they have been inactive for extended periods of time.

 For example, one person working on the project said she'd hope that:

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