The telepresence device not only helps nurses and doctors, anxious and lonely patients isolated from their families and moral support system can also remotely communicate with their loved ones during their fight to survive the disease.
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said it is currently supporting a team of scientists who are developing a new instrument system that can read diagnostic kits used to for Covid-19 testing.
Heeding the call to help the country fight Covid-19, Filipino scientists formerly based abroad have joined other frontliners in the fight against Covid-19 and are now working in different hospitals in the country.
Classified as a telehealth device, the RxBox is capable of measuring a patient’s temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, uterine contractions, and electrocardiogram readings remotely.
Aside from preparing emergency relief for their constituents, local government units (LGUs) can now deploy a contact tracing system funded by the DOST called “TanodCovid”.
The test kit is the first locally manufactured test kit for Covid-19. The approval signals the start of its roll-out to several hospitals in and out of Metro Manila starting on April 4.
Developed by Filipino researchers, the RxBox is a biomedical device capable of measuring a patient’s temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, uterine contractions, and electrocardiogram readings.
The enhancements for the FASSSTER project will allow forecasting of possible cases in a given area at a specified period of time.