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To address the shortage of cardiovascular specialists in Cameroon, CardioPad enables remote examinations by leveraging telemedicine. Not only does the CardioPad allow doctors to remotely communicate with their patients, but it also can transmit all the parameters for an electrocardiogram, including the heart rate, blood pressure and respiration. All patient data are then transmitted over a mobile network to a doctor. An initial diagnosis can be made based on the data, allowing the doctor to decide whether the patient needs to go to a hospital urgently. For check-ups and monitoring for cardiac patients, the efficiency of the CardioPad can absorb a large burden for the Cameroonian healthcare system by decentralising such procedures to community health workers.