The openECGproject is an online community conceived around a simple, but challenging and worthy goal – to develop an open source hardware and software solution for electrocardiography.
This is essentially a playground designed for people of different backgrounds to put their minds together and create something that could make a difference in this world. It started as an itch that needed scratching, so Dr. Ivor Kovic initiated this community with high hopes that people who can make this vision come true will join and contribute to the project. Read more about the people behind the openECGproject.
According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the number one cause of death worldwide. Of these deaths, 82% take place in low- and middle-income countries. Given their computing power and pervasiveness, is it possible for mobile phones to aid in delivery of quality health care, particularly to rural populations distant from physicians with the expertise needed to diagnose CVD?
Advances in mobile phone technology have resulted in global availability of portable computing devices capable of performing many of the functions traditionally requiring desktop and larger computers. In addition to their technological features, mobile phones have a large cultural impact. They are user-friendly and are among the most efficient and most widely used means of communication. Currently there is about one cell phone for every two humans in the world.
Here’s something that might have wanted Hrithik Roshan aka Ethan Mascarenhas from Guzaarish to live another day. Well, three students from Sinhagad Institute of Technology (SIT) situated in Lonavala have developed a system which could make the mouse obsolete and come to the aid of quadriplegics and paralytics.
What’s even better, is that the gizmo they have created would cost only Rs 750 if retailed. Nitesh Prakash, Sumit Kumar and Paras Kumar all third year Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering students of SIT,came up with this system that will use the eye as an interface to point to icons or even write on a screen. This project won them the best lab innovation prize in college as well.