[gambit-list] Gambit saving lives in India, Pakistan and Africa!

Emeka emekamicro at gmail.com
Sat Apr 12 13:36:06 EDT 2014

I am a Nigerian, living in Nigeria. Is there a way I could really support?

On Apr 12, 2014 5:47 PM, "Petersen, Chris" <CPetersen at cw.bc.ca> wrote:

> Hi fellow gambitters,
> Some of you may have heard of our use of Gambit-based mobile health
> applications for clinical trials in low income countries. We’d like to
> announce that our biggest project so far, Community Level Interventions for
> Pre-Eclampsia (CLIP) has now entered the pilot phase in India, Pakistan and
> Nigeria. The trial uses a gambit-based mobile diagnostic tool to identify
> pregnant women with a high risk of adverse events (such as a stroke or
> seizures) occurring due to pre-eclampsia, a disease that is responsible for
> about 75,000 women and 500,000 infants dying every year.  Once completed a
> total of 40,000 pregnant women will be screened under the trial. Of these,
> several thousand are expected to develop pre-eclampsia, so there is a very
> real potential for saving lives. In fact, we are already hearing of women
> testing positive in the pilot, and being sent to hospital thanks to the
> diagnostics in the Gambit/LambdaNative application.
> For those interested, there is now an open access paper available that
> describes different aspects of the Gambit-based software:
> http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JBHI.2014.2301156
> While I’m at it, the devices currently used for this particular trial
> (low-cost locally sourced Android phones) come without sensors. However, we
> would like to use pulse oximeter sensors with the phones as this will make
> the decision support algorithms more powerful. The technology is here, and
> UBC has recently started hosting a funding drive to bring it out there to
> those who need it:
> http://thesensorproject.org
> Please take a look and spread the word if you want to help us save lives
> and see Scheme - and Gambit in particular - used where it matters most.
> Chris
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