VANCOUVER, British Columbia- Since the invention of the smartphone, there has been an explosion of application software (apps) catered towards making life simpler. LionsGate technologies is riding this explosion of app technology to reduce the rate of disease in the world. LionsGate is a company created by the University of British Columbia as a vehicle for research for product development. It has the goal to create relevant, low cost, cross platform products in the mHealth industry.
A mHealth device is a hardware attachment that is linked to a smartphone via the audio-based interface that is coupled with a companion app. The devices are synced to an easy to navigate app, which then performs the same functions of other more expensive health care monitoring devices.
What makes these devices so attractive is that they are easily portable, cost effective, and easily navigable. MHealth devices are both creative and inexpensive to help in the detection, prevention, and monitoring of preventable diseases. These devices are a glimmer of hope for poor developing nations, who lack the resources to afford most ground breaking health technology. LionsGate products allow for healthcare workers and other consumers from developing nations to have ground breaking technology at a fraction of the price.
The Phone Oximeter
The Phone Oximeter is a very inexpensive monitoring device used on a smartphone, that allows for health providers to quickly monitor and diagnose the oxygen level of a patient’s blood. It quickly checks the level of oxygen saturation in the patient’s blood and provides a quick diagnosis and administration for oxygen related blood diseases.
This device is very important in prevention and care for those who are subjected to hypoxemia, which is an oxygen related condition that cause many deaths in developing nations each year. Early detection of hypoxemia leads to simple life saving treatments by a healthcare professional.
Mobile BP Monitoring
The Mobile BP Monitor accurately measures the blood pressure and heart rate of a patient. The hardware for this device is very similar to that of a normal blood pressure reader, but it is able to quickly diagnose heart related conditions and diseases. The constant measurement of blood pressure by this device will help prevent cardiac related diseases and heart attacks.
The Mobile Thermometer is able to record body temperature in a matter of seconds, by taking pinpoint accurate measurements. The sensors are able to provide quick feedback of the results of the tests, allowing for a health care provider to give treatment options in a fast efficient way.
All of these devices are ways that leading technology can offer quick inexpensive health care to many people in many lands. LionsGate is truly a one of a kind company giving simple resolutions to some of the world’s health problems.
– Travis Whinery
Sources: LionsGate Technologies, EPT