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3d Printing Technology and Internet of Things Prototyping in Family Practice: Building Pulsoximeters during COVID-19 Pandemic
: Received: 7 May 2020 / Approved: 9 May 2020 / Online: 9 May 2020 (10:55:48 CEST)
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Journal reference: 3D Print Med 2020
Family doctors can have an active role in identifying significant population needs and solutions. During COVID-19 epidemic, patient home monitoring with pulse oximetry has been a key aspect of care of patients. However, pandemics bring shortage medical equipment such as pulse oximetry. Through the local maker community in a matter of days four “smart” pulsoximeters were created and built. Following Internet of Things principles, the pulsoximeters were programmed to transmit recorded data through Wi-Fi, in real time, directly to the doctors. Each protype pulsoximeter served a family doctor during the pandemic. Building instructions were shared in maker-oriented websites, potentially leading to additional small-scale productions.
Supplementary and Associated Material
COVID-19; pulsoximeter; Internet of Things; maker culture; medically underserved area
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