Vancouver Sun Features Phone Oximeter

Published on Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Small sensor developed by UBC scientists transforms smartphone into life-saving medical device.

A recent Vancouver Sun article describes the Phone Oximeter, developed by UBC professors Dr. Mark Ansermino and Guy Dumont. The sensor has been tested for 2 years in India, Pakistan, Mozambique and Nigeria to help pregnant mothers and babies. It has potential to save lives by improving early diagnosis of conditions like pneumonia and pre-eclampsia.

LionsGate Technologies was spun off from UBC, the Child & Family Research Institute and B.C. Children’s Hospital.

Full Vancouver Sun article.