At the MEV Innovation Centre’s April 1st Lunch and Learn seminar, Dr. Shariq Khoja of Tech4Life Enterprises provided some insights on the health challenges faced by developing counties and how telemedicine and digital monitoring is being used to address a number of services gaps. View Tech4Life’s full presentation.
Dr. Khoja is Tech4Life Enterprises founder and CEO. Beginning with an overview of the huge gaps in the availability of trained health providers in less developed countries and the consequences of not treating preventable health problems, he then focused on opportunities for deploying telemedicine. The presentation noted that:
• Mobile technology chances the face of access to health information
• 75% of the world has easier access to a mobile phone than to electricity or clean water
• There is a need/opportunity to empower frontline health workers and patients
• Telemedicine and Point-of-Care diagnostic solutions are proving to help deliver higher quality care to 2.5 billion people in the developing world
• Tech4Life Enterprises has developed a number of innovative solutions that are having a high impact on customers in twenty countries to-date
The seminar also covered how the technology can be used drive better health care management and efficiencies by connecting remote and hard to access communities with health care professionals in more urban centers.
Tech4lifeEnterprises.com is one of the MEV Innovation Centre’s latest companies in residence. The company consists of highly innovative experts in public health, telemedicine, software development, and health equipment; working closely with health providers and the community to ensure their empowerment. The team designs, manufactures and markets next-generation integrated mobile telemedicine and point-of- care solutions. One of Tech4Life’s products is eSteth, a digital stethoscope that is a forerunner due to its innovation, quality and affordability. eSteth is the first ever Plug ‘n’ Play digital stethoscope in the world which can capture, amplify and transmit sounds in real-time (live), using most devices and communication platforms.
Don’t miss the next MEV Innovation Centre Lunch and Learn!
Every month the Innovation Centre hosts an informal, and free, presentation on a topic of interest to the residents, members and friends of the Centre and the Milton business community. It is being held at the same time as the monthly Silicon Halton Day, where Silicon Halton members come to cowork as our guests for the day. It’s an open-drop in session, and all Milton entrepreneurs are welcome to attend. You bring your lunch, we’ll bring dessert.
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