Grand Challenges Canada - Please vote for the Camera Oximeter project!
Walter Karlen has submitted an application to Grand Challenges Canada in the Canadian Rising Stars in Global Health program. With the Camera Oximeter project, we aim to reduce the cost of pulse oximeters by using the integrated camera of the mobile phone as the sensor. This novel approach could be used for diagnosis of sepsis and pneumonia in remote locations in low and middle income countries.
Voting ends November 11, 2011.
Morning tv show: Canada AMThis morning the Phone Oximeter made its television debut on Canada AM (nationally broadcast live morning show). http://www.ctv.ca/canadaAMPlayer/index.html?video=511527
Seed grant awardedCongratulations to Mark Ansermino and Peter von Dadelszen for leading the team to a seed grant for "Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development". The project is entitled PIERS on the Move.
UBC APT Research DayCongratulations to Jacqui Hudson, Specky Kimenye, Walter Karlen, Guy Dumont and Mark Ansermino for their award winning abstract entitled "Usability testing of a prototype Phone Oximeter with healthcare providers in high and low medical resource settings" at the annual UBC Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics Research Day. Jacqui did an oral presentation of their abstract in the Anesthesia Resident's category.
Collaborative Health Research Projects GrantCongratulations to Mark Ansermino and Guy Dumont on receiving a collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) grant for The Phone Oximeter: A simple, mobile device for respiratory disease management in the community.
Phone Oximeter demos at IARSThe Phone Oximeter prototype (along with other projects) was shown at the "Intelligent Anesthesia Technology" scientific and educational exhibit at the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) annual meeting. The exhibit won a 2nd place award. Thanks to Matthias Gorges, Walter Karlen, Joanne Lim, and Chris Petersen for preparing the demos and manning the booth.
Phone Oximeter movie spreadsIn less than one week on YouTube, the Phone Oximeter movie promo receives over 10,000 (and counting) views on YouTube. The video also was posted on Engadget (popular online gadget website): http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/19/phone-oximeter-saves-lives-puts-journeys-lawyers-on-red-alert/?m=false
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