Reducing high blood pressure, preventing diabetes, and decreasing high cholesterol levels can prevent stroke in 80 per cent people prone to the risk. Using the power of biomedical and mobile technologies, researchers at Aga Khan University will develop a simple, glove like device that will empower people to check their blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol, and record an ECG without blood tests anywhere in the world.
The project is part of Grand Challenges Canada grants competition. Grand Challenges Canada is funded by the Government of Canada and supports bold ideas with big impact in global health. Of the 83 grants announced, 50 have been given to innovators in 15 low- and middle-income nations worldwide, including Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.