Khanjan Mehta, Penn State University
A Kenyan woman uses a spirometer to check her lung capacity. Penn State students made the
device from a piece of PVC pipe and a vibration sensor attached to a DAQ card for less than $10.
New devices cost $50 and up.
A Penn State student works with a Kenyan family at a Mashavu kiosk. He will log onto the Mashavu server and create (or update) a patient profile, which includes questions on contact information, social history and medical history.
A woman gets her blood pressure taken. For many rural
people in East Africa, Mashavu is the first time they’ve had any healthcare assessments or treatments.
A young boy shows the card with his healthcare vitals.
Mashavu’s goal is for him, and all East African youngsters, to
become healthy and chubby-cheeked.