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dc.contributor.authorThakor, Nitish
dc.contributor.authorSanghvi, Harshad
dc.contributor.authorAcharya, Soumyadipta
dc.contributor.authorJayaram, Gowri
dc.contributor.authorLee, Shin Rong
dc.contributor.authorTrachtenberg, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-19T17:46:48Z
dc.date.available2010-05-19T17:46:48Z
dc.date.issued2010-05-17
dc.identifier.urihttp://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/34123
dc.description.abstractFor low-income countries, hypertension is the leading cause of death. Preeclampsia, a disorder often characterized by high blood pressure, is the second leading killer of pregnant women globally. Preeclampsia can be treated cheaply and effectively but very few women receive appropriate prenatal care. There are many different devices to measure blood pressure but they are poorly suited for use in developing countries. Great care has to be taken to engineer a device that incorporates the human-factors involved while maintaining affordability. A prototype of a low-cost device engineered specifically for semi-literate volunteers in developing countries has been created. Preliminary testing has shown reliable hypertension detection and plans have been made for field testing in rural communities this August 2010 in Nepal.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherDepartment of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins Universityen_US
dc.subjectdeveloping world healthcareen_US
dc.subjecteconomic healthcare technologyen_US
dc.subjectpreeclampsiaen_US
dc.subjectblood pressureen_US
dc.subjecthypertensionen_US
dc.titleHypertension Detector for Developing Countriesen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US


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