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Medtech's Rising Stars: Omron Blauo

Omron Blauo Omron Blauo, 25—CEO, Telescrypts

Omron Blauo

Omron Blauo, 25--CEO, Telescrypts

Blauo founded Telescrypts to offer high-quality, inexpensive wearable healthcare technology to remote populations in developing countries. The platform includes a durable sensor that is worn on a person's wrist. The sensor wirelessly collects patient data and that information is stored in the cloud. The data can be used by clinicians using a mobile platform. The technology is being piloted in Africa.

The company has locations outside the United States in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Arusha, Tanzania. 

What's next--in his own words: "My focus is on developing and growing our technology to be used in every African hospital, and then grow into other markets. I am currently in East Africa, and heading to South Africa to present and share our innovation at Demo Africa."

What are the biggest factors that helped you become a young innovator? "Focus. It's hard to decide what you want at a young age, there are many people telling you what you should and shouldn't do, and everyone wants to make money. Deciding to challenge an industry takes knowledge, time, teamwork, tenacity, and most importantly focus."

What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far? "The biggest factor to success is also my biggest challenge. Focus is difficult to maintain, especially while balancing life's demands. Once you find something that inspires you, and you can see the need it helps to keep you focused. It's why I spend days and nights in hospitals and clinics understanding the needs of the patients, nurses, doctors, and hospital staff to build the best use case."

         

 

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[Image courtesy of OMRON BLAUO]

 

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