Virtual reality applications for phobia therapies; electronic medical record systems; and medicines derived from Tsaang gubat, Ulasimang bato, Yerba buena, and Akapulko herbs.

These were among the innovative products showcased at the 21st anniversary conference of the National Institutes of Health-University of the Philippines Manila early this year.

Health workers being trained on the RxBox (Photo from rxbox.chits.ph)

That’s why the RxBox is a game-changer. It’s a life-saving invention of UP, in a box which combines several diagnostic devices for common medical problems, computerizing results, and electronically transmitting data.