By day, Arthur Zang may seem like any other university IT specialist, but, by night, he uses his technological know-how to pioneer cardiac health care in Cameroon. Zang has invented the Cardio Pad – which is believed to be Africa’s first handheld medical computer tablet. 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.
Marc Author Zang is a graduate of Ecole Nationale Supérieure Polytechnique de Yaoundé, popular know as Politec. He is a tech Prodigy, CEO of Himore Medical Equipments and the inventor of the Cardio-Pad. He won the Royal Academy of Engineering award for African engineering in 2016 and the Rolex award for Enterprise in 2014. His project the Cardio-Pad was listed amongst BBC’s Five African inventions to look out for in 2017.
However, the Cardio-Pads only got approval in Cameroon on October of 2016. yesterday 18th January 2017, Marc Handed over the first cardio pads to the the minister of public health.
Watch the video of the cardio-Pad below.