Live Update-The next big leap in healthcare for rural India | Dr. Kanav Kahol | TEDxGateway

The next big leap in healthcare for rural India | Dr. Kanav Kahol | TEDxGateway

Swasthya Slate developed by Dr Kanav Kahol of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is able to carrying out 33 different tests and give instant results.

Picture this – you are unwell and your doctor orders you to get a battery of tests done. You spend the next few days going to different labs and then few more days waiting for the results. Once again you are back to the doctor for a diagnosis. Now, here is a kit that lets you do around 33 different kind of tests at one go, ranging from haemoglobin test to ECG and gives you the result instantly?

Dr. Kahol completed his PhD from Arizona State University. Dr Kahol works towards technology that can enable patients to become co-designers of their health by actively being participants in designing their health programs and prevention programs. Dr Kahol was an assistant professor in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering in Arizona State University and an assistant professor adjunct in Mayo Clinic, USA. Broadly, his research in healthcare encompasses a wide spectrum of state of the art information technology, mobile technology and sensor technology for public health. It includes applications such as simulation and games for training and education, social networking tools, and feedback and monitoring systems that involve wearable sensors and mobile computing.

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