The Cardio-Pad is a tablet computer to assist in heart examinations.
The Cardio-Pad is a tablet computer that performs heart examinations for patients and transmits data to remote cardiologists. The tablet is intended for use in remote areas that do not have a trained cardiologist on-site. Test data are then sent wirelessly to trained, off-site cardiologists who analyze results and send treatment recommendations.
Cardio-Pad is distributed by Himore Medical to hospitals and health clinics.
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Doctors, nurses, technicians
Directly from manufacturer, Cardio-Pad Kits are also distributed to hospitals and clinics in Cameroon free of charge, and patients pay 29 USD for yearly subscriptions.
A total of 300 devices have been manufactured as of April 2016.
Wandering baseline, AC 50/60 Hz, EMG, etc.
Heart rate, different segments of waveform (P-R interval, QRS complex, QT interval)
The Cardio-Pad is a 7-inch touch screen PC tablet powered by a lithium battery with a seven-hour charge. The motherboard is made up of a dual core processor Texas Instrument OMAP3530 (a ARMV4 processor with a 600 mHz speed and a DSP processor with a 200 mHz speed for digital signal processing), a DDR RAM of 256 MB, an internal memory of 2 GB, a GSM/GPRS for data transmission, a SIM card connector, a GPS module, a Bluetooth module to read patient data, a Wi-Fi module, two internal speakers and a microphone port. The Cardio Pad uses a personalized operating system (OS) developed from the Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 32-bit OS.
The Cardio-Pad Kit consists of: Cardio-Pad, sensor, ECG cable, electrodes, tongs, panels, keyboard and mouse.
The Cardio-Pad’s main applications are to conduct ECG exams, monitor vitals, and transmit patient data to a trained cardiologist for interpretation.
Provided by the Himore Medical team
All components of the Cardio-Pad Kit can be purchased separately on the Himore Medical website.
Performance targets include easy to use, quick diagnosis and reliable transmission of data.
The Cardio-Pad has proven 97.7% reliable in tests conducted in Cameroon.
Any appropriate standard for electrical safety (e.g., ANSI/AAMI ES-1, IEC 601-1) may be used.
A reliable power source is needed to charge product every 7 hours.
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This application was tested for rate of success in digital cardiac signal processing and the results compared with those of other researchers using the MIT MIB database.
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