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A team from the University of Toronto has created a new way for health-care workers to monitor COVID-19 patients — without having to set foot in their hospital rooms. 

It all began about two weeks ago when a call came from Mount Sinai Hospital asking the university’s engineering department to figure out a way to monitor vital signs both continuously and remotely. 

“The solution is quite simple,” said Professor Willy Wong, who led the project. “When we heard about this opportunity, we were very happy to jump into this.”

Source: Canadian Broadcasting News

Date: April 24th, 2020



  1. Combining a $20 Raspberry Pi micro-computer with an available pulse monitor seems completely obvious. Why does it take a pandemic to have obvious innovation like this?
  2. What other existing monitors could be attached to a Raspberry Pi to add value or provide a service?

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