Smart jacket that diagnoses pneumonia

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According to the studies carried out by Ugandan inventors, Koburongo a Telecoms Engineering graduate, from University of Makerere and four others came up with a biomedical Smart Jacket known as Mama Ope (Mother Hope).

The Jacket detects and analyses pneumonia symptoms in children, with the aim of providing more accurate diagnosis on the extent to which the disease has affected the lungs. It also enables tracking the process of the disease. After displaying the result, the app goes on to advise on the appropriate action for instance, if the disease is severe, it advises the user to reach out to the nearest referral hospital.

According to the inventors, the jacket has the ability to detect pneumonia up to three times faster than a doctor can and reduces human error.

Source: The Staits Times.

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