E.C.G Low Cost
The Low Cost ECG is, as its name says, a 10$ ECG with a screen to give the heartbeat and a jack connector to plug it in a PC and be able to get the curves ! E.C.G Low Cost is an initiative started by the humanitarian association Projet PC2. I am Vice President of what we would call “computer science missions”, and the E.C.G Low Cost is one of the project I am working on. Each summer we travel to a village in a third world country to give computer science training in schools, but also training in hospital concerning medical equipment and prevention mainly. This is why we started building our own ECG. The project is currently under development, and should be operational by summer 2015. We are using an Arduino for the signal treatment, a small LCD screen and some amplifiers, and that’s it ! It is running on two 9 volts batteries. I would like to give all credit to “birdyberth” and its Instructables, which our circuit is mainly based on.
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Class in a Case
Class in a Case is a computer lab that can be transported in a suitcase. The goal is to be able to bring a computer lab in villages in Haïti, Cameroun etc…to give computer science training. To give you the context, Class in a Case is an initiative I launched as part of the humanitarian association Projet PC2. I am Vice President of what we would call “computer science missions”. Each summer we travel to a village in a third world country to give training in schools. We achieve this feat by using micro computers called “Raspberry Pi” which are 45 times smaller than a usual computer. They are all connected to a main control server, using an open source OS made for education, Edubuntu. For the latest informations on Class in a Case, check the blog : Class in a Case Blog !
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