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Meet Arthur Zang, Cameroonian Entrepreneur Who Invented Africa’s First Handheld Medical Computer Tablet

Young and talented African youths are really doing amazing things, especially in the tech space.  Arthur Zang is a gifted innovator who likes to put his ideas into practice and see them through to final completion. He Invented CardioPad, which is said to be the first of this kind in Africa.

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This device will allow health-care workers in rural areas to send the results of cardiac tests to specialists via a mobile phone connection, massively increasing the availability of cardiac health care for those living in remote rural parts of Cameroon, and ultimately in other developing nations.

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The components of the kit are a set of four wireless electrodes and a sensor that attaches to the patient and transmits its signals via Bluetooth to the CardioPad. The kit performs a digitized electrocardiogram (ECG) conference of the patient’s cardiac function.

The health worker who takes this conference then transmits this information to a national data centre. Once the ECG is received, a cardiologist conducts a diagnosis and referral to the centre for transmission to the health worker.

A truly extraordinary person, Arthur has indeed earned his way to becoming one of today’s youngest successful inventors. He has been named one of TIME Magazine’s “30 under 30 People Who are Changing the World” and was included by Forbes Magazine in their “30 under 30” list. He is also a recipient of the African Mobile Award, showing just how significant his work has been in revolutionizing the medical industry.

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Arthur Zang’s life and career are true testaments to what it means to use science for the benefit of mankind. He is an amazing inspiration to young people to not only have an interest in science and engineering but also use what they know to become greater assets to their communities.


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