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At its core, the RxBox is a customized portable communications device equipped with sensors and instruments for measuring and transmitting a patient's vital signs through wired and wireless connections.
It's also designed for pregnant women and can monitor a mother's uterine contraction, as well as her baby's heart rate.
A device like this is perhaps the future of public healthcare, especially in remote parts of the Philippines where hospitalization and transportation expenses are a common concern.

7 of the promising innovations at DOST’s Expo Science 2013

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The Expo Science 2013 is a celebration of homemade and locally relevant "smart" technologies and services developed by and those with assistance from the Department of Science and Technology.

The Philippine government pins its hopes on events like this to ultimately stimulate national development.

Held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, the five-day affair marks this year's National Science and Technology Week. According to DOST, it's proof that local technologies work and can be depended upon by Filipinos.

Take a look at some of the promising science and technology solutions showcased at the expo. - UPDATED

(For more information about the participants, visit http://nstw.dost.gov.ph/nstw2013 or http://www.science.ph or call (632) 837-2932.)

By Alora Uy Guerrero