UBC Celebrate Research WeekDr Walter Karlen presented on the Phone Oximeter at the Postdocs in Medical Research showcase at the CFRI Chan Centre during Celebrate Research Week. ECEM/PART hosted a venue for the CFRI Open House during Celebrate Research Week. We were able to show and demonstrate the Phone Oximeter to high school students from the Lower Mainland.
CFRI Open HouseECEM/PART hosted a venue for the CFRI Open House during Celebrate Research Week. We were able to show and demonstrate the Phone Oximeter to high school students from the Lower Mainland.
Congratulations to Dr Mark Ansermino and Dr Guy DumontCongratulations to Dr Mark Ansermino and Dr Guy Dumont for winning the 2010 Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering. This prestigious NSERC award recognizes outstanding Canadian researchers who combine their expertise in engineering and sciences.
HEALTHINF ConferenceDr. Walter Karlen will be presenting our innovative pulse oximeter interface design at the HEALTHINF Conference in Rome on Saturday January 29th 2011, 9am - Room Valencia. Citation: "HUMAN-CENTERED PHONE OXIMETER INTERFACE DESIGN FOR THE OPERATING ROOM - Pulse Oximeter Interfaced to a Mobile Device for Anesthesia Monitoring in the Developing World"
ECE student projectsTwo of our ECE undergraduate students started to work on the design of a pulse oximeter for the XO platform, the laptop computer of the One laptop Per Child (OLPC) organisation. Our goal is to spead more pulse oximeters out to the developing worlds and the XO is a particularly interesting platform because it targets kids.
Phone Oximeter prototype at Mulago Hospital, UgandaFollowing successful usability trials here at BCCH and at Vancouver General Hospital, members of the PART and ECEM travelled to Africa this September to test the usability of the first Phone Oximeter prototype at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Composed of a pulse oximeter sensor and module connected to a mobile phone, the highly portable, battery-powered Phone Oximeter can convey the quality and trend of physiological data over time through an intuitive display.
To be held in Vancouver in 2011An international workshop supported by CIHR and UBC that the PART will host in Vancouver next May will convene the world's leading experts in pulse oximetry to explore the potential applications of the Phone Oximeter beyond anesthesia.
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