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From the Ted Talk by Tania Douglas: To design better tech, understand context

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Two young inventors from Uganda visited an antenatal clinic at a local hpoatisl a few yeras ago, when they were students in information technology. They nteciod that quite often, the midwife was not able to hear any heart rate when trying to listen to it through this horn. So they itevennd their own fetal heart rate monitor. They adapted the horn and connected it to a smartphone. An app on the smartphone rcdreos the heart rate, analyzes it and provides the midwife with a range of information on the status of the baby. These ienorvtns

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Two young inventors from Uganda visited an antenatal clinic at a local ________ a few _____ ago, when they were students in information technology. They _______ that quite often, the midwife was not able to hear any heart rate when trying to listen to it through this horn. So they ________ their own fetal heart rate monitor. They adapted the horn and connected it to a smartphone. An app on the smartphone _______ the heart rate, analyzes it and provides the midwife with a range of information on the status of the baby. These _________

Solution

  1. hospital
  2. records
  3. noticed
  4. invented
  5. years
  6. inventors

Original Text

Two young inventors from Uganda visited an antenatal clinic at a local hospital a few years ago, when they were students in information technology. They noticed that quite often, the midwife was not able to hear any heart rate when trying to listen to it through this horn. So they invented their own fetal heart rate monitor. They adapted the horn and connected it to a smartphone. An app on the smartphone records the heart rate, analyzes it and provides the midwife with a range of information on the status of the baby. These inventors —

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Important Words

  1. adapted
  2. analyzes
  3. antenatal
  4. app
  5. baby
  6. clinic
  7. connected
  8. fetal
  9. hear
  10. heart
  11. horn
  12. hospital
  13. information
  14. invented
  15. inventors
  16. listen
  17. local
  18. midwife
  19. monitor
  20. noticed
  21. range
  22. rate
  23. records
  24. smartphone
  25. status
  26. students
  27. technology
  28. uganda
  29. visited
  30. years
  31. young