The Department of Science and Technology IX will be celebrating its annual Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW) in Dipolog City this month.
The 3-day event will house a collection of S&T exhibits from different agencies and organizations working with the DOST.
Among these exhibits is the RxBox - a compact, easily operated, 6-part telemedicine device designed to provide better access to life-saving healthcare service in isolated and disadvantaged communities. The RxBox contains the following:
Blood pressure monitor – measures the patient’s blood pressure to detect cardiovascular (heart and blood vessels) problems especially hypertension, a disease which can also worsen other chronic lifestyle disease conditions.
Pulse oximeter –measures the level of oxygen in the patient’s blood and can help detect lung and cardiovascular problems – leading causes of death among Filipinos.
Electrocardiogram (ECG) – monitors the heart’s movement to pump blood throughout the body, helpful for those with acute and chronic heart problems, including pregnant mothers with cardiovascular problems.