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Special Session: "WORKSHOP ON RF CAPTURE OF MEDICAL TELEMETRY - LEARN BUILD DIAGNOSE”
Low-cost access to medical diagnostics has the potential for positive health outcomes worldwide. In this workshop, attendees will be instructed to develop a system capable of receiving and decoding radio packets of medical telemetry. Periodic measurement of blood glucose is key in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diabetes. A sensor patch continuously measures glucose whereas a meter provides a patient-initiated reading. In either case, the data is available over the air and is receivable using a low-cost Software Defined Radio (SDR). Participants can expect to learn how to tune a SDR, set key RF parameters and demodulate the signal. This is a hands-on and practical session that will involve coding in C overtop a Linux environment.
This workshop will develop core skills such as microprocessor programming and radio frequency communication protocols – skills that are transferable to other humanitarian projects. We hope this knowledge will encourage attendees to reach out to their communities and deploy solutions.