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Development of a novel device for objective respiratory rate measurement in low-resource settings
  1. Hayley Turnbull1,
  2. Masumbuko Claude Kasereka2,
  3. Israel Amirav1,
  4. Sivasivugha Eugénie Sahika3,
  5. Ian Solomon4,
  6. Yossi Aldar4,
  7. Michael T Hawkes1
  1. 1 Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  2. 2 Université Catholique du Graben, Butembo, Congo
  3. 3 Association for Health Innovation in Africa, Butembo, Congo
  4. 4 RespiDx Ltd, Tel Aviv, Israel
  1. Correspondence to Dr Michael T Hawkes, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1C9, Canada; mthawkes{at}ualberta.ca

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  • Contributors HT wrote and reviewed the manuscript. KMC performed the data collection, wrote and reviewed the manuscript. IA conceived the study, oversaw the data collection and reviewed the manuscript. SSE collected the data and reviewed the manuscript. IS designed and modified the device and reviewed the manuscript. YA designed and modified the device and reviewed the manuscript. MTH collected the data, performed the statistical analysis, wrote and reviewed the manuscript.

  • Funding This study was supported by USAID, the Association for Health Innovation in Africa (AFHIA) and Grand Challenges Canada.

  • Competing interests IS and YA are employees of RespiDx Ltd, a company which is developing the Respimometer for use in low-income settings as well as commercial markets in higher-income countries.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Ethics approval Comité d’Ethique du Nord Kivu and Research Ethics Board of the University of Alberta.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Unpublished data from this study are available from the corresponding author on request.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors HT wrote and reviewed the manuscript. KMC performed the data collection, wrote and reviewed the manuscript. IA conceived the study, oversaw the data collection and reviewed the manuscript. SSE collected the data and reviewed the manuscript. IS designed and modified the device and reviewed the manuscript. YA designed and modified the device and reviewed the manuscript. MTH collected the data, performed the statistical analysis, wrote and reviewed the manuscript.

  • Funding This study was supported by USAID, the Association for Health Innovation in Africa (AFHIA) and Grand Challenges Canada.

  • Competing interests IS and YA are employees of RespiDx Ltd, a company which is developing the Respimometer for use in low-income settings as well as commercial markets in higher-income countries.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Ethics approval Comité d’Ethique du Nord Kivu and Research Ethics Board of the University of Alberta.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Unpublished data from this study are available from the corresponding author on request.

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