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Thursday, March 22 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Improved Health Care in Rural Nicaragua through the Use of Cell Phone Technology

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We have been developing a cell phone-based approach to delivering improved health care to rural communities surrounding the town of Waslala in northern Nicaragua. Community health workers with limited health care education have been trained to take blood pressure and other vital sign measurements and text this data to a central computer located in the town. A professional health worker evaluates the data and suggests treatment options as necessary. A description of the healthcare issues being addressed, the technology being used, and implementation details to date will be presented.


Pritpal Singh

Pritpal Singh is Professor and Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Villanova University. He is also Director of the Engineering Entrepreneurship minor program and is the principal investigator on two NCIIA Sustainable Vision grants.

Thursday March 22, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm

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