We will be at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014, May 17 & 18. Come and meet us and see our products first-hand. Jorge, David and Luis will be there to demonstrate our e-Health Sensor Platform, among other new products you'll enjoy.
We are glad to introduce you to Michael Script, an inventor and maker, who used sensor technology and Libelium’s e-Health Sensor Platform, to develop a device measuring breath rate in infants to diagnose pneumonia. The device is called “Inspire” – and, at a cost of $15-$20 per unit, can replace outdated methods used by healthcare workers in developing countries. This is a case of a maker creating a new device that has a real-world impact, and saves lives.
The kit Michael that used to prototype the Inspire device is available through Cooking Hacks, Libelium’s open hardware DIY division. The e-Health Sensor Platform kit includes 10 different sensors: pulse, oxygen in blood (SPO2), airflow (breathing), body temperature, electrocardiogram (ECG), glucometer, galvanic skin response (GSR - sweating), blood pressure (sphygmomanometer), patient position (accelerometer) and a muscle/electromyography sensor (EMG).
With the biometric information gathered it is possible to monitor the state of a patient in real time. Information from the sensors can be wirelessly sent using any of the six connectivity options available: Wi-Fi, 3G, GPRS, Bluetooth, 802.15.4, and ZigBee.
Maker Faire Bay Area is the world reference meeting point for the Maker community, held annually in May in California, not far from San Francisco, Silicon Valley, the universities of Stanford and Berkeley, Apple, Facebook, Xerox PARC, Pixar, Oracle, Tesla, and the long, long "El Camino Real", that stretches all the way to Mexico... We are sure you're as excited as we are... We are counting down the hours to the start! ;)
Maker Faire Bay Area 2014 is held at San Mateo Event Center, San Mateo, California on 17-18 May. If you ride your bike, you get free parking and don't have to wait in line. See you there!