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What is RxBox?

RxBox is a multi-component program (biomedical device, electronic medical record system and telemedicine training) designed to provide better access to life-saving health care services in isolated and disadvantaged communities nationwide. It is one among the Department of Science and Technology’s efforts for a “Smarter Philippines”. It is also an ICT (Information and Communications Technology) innovation designed to support the Department of Health’s call for Kalusugang Pangakalahatan or Universal Health Care.

 

RxBox Sensors

Blood Pressure Monitor

Measures the patient’s blood pressure to detect cardiovascular 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.

Fetal Heart Monitor

Measures the baby’s heart rate while in the womb, helping detect fetal distress at critical times of the pregnancy and delivery.

Maternal Tocometer

Measures the strength of a mother’s uterine contractions during labor and delivery, enabling early detection of distress to the mother and/or the baby.

Temperature Sensor

Measures a patient’s body temperature. It can help detect fever, a common medical sign of infection and other disease conditions.