Smart jacket assists fast and accurate pneumonia diagnosis
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Pneumonia is commonly misdiagnosed with malaria, asthma and tuberculosis. These diseases have vital signs in common and there is need to clearly differentiate them. Lack of a clear differentiation between viral and bacterial pneumonia during diagnosis leads to wrong administration of drugs that creates resistance. After the misdiagnosis and death of an innovator’s grandmother, she and her team created MamaOpe, the biomedical jacket that assists with fast and precise diagnosis. Currently a prototype, the MamaOpe jacket works by a patient wearing the item for it to monitor their temperature, breathing rate and sound of the lungs. It is hoped the device…
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