Dear Free Software community:
I got great news ... I won a Shuttleworth Foundation grant !
I was notified at the airport on my way back from the Medical Informatics Europe 2015 (MIE 2015). This was at 5:00 in the morning, so a great way to start the day :)
During the flight from Madrid to Las Palmas, I thought on where would be the best project to put the grant resources. After some thought, I came to the decision of using them on the research and integration of Free Hardware in GNU Health .
Initially, I will work on integrating Arduino with e-Health sensors into GNU Health. The functionality should allow recording real-time clinical information, such as Oxygen saturation (pulse oximetry) and heart frequency. I will also work on the ECG sensor.
I want to express my gratitude to the Shuttleworth foundation and their Fellows who have chosen me. In a world full of greed and lobbyists, it's great to see that there are people and organizations that do care for social projects ! It is a immense honor for me to receive the grant, and I make it extensive for the GNU Health and Free Software community.
I will keep you posted, and let keep fighting for Freedom and Equity in Healthcare !