ICTD2009 highlights RTBP m-Health

Posted on April 23, 2009  /  0 Comments

Press Release 2009 from Brown Lloyd James.

ICTD2009 highlights new developments in technology for developing countries

Dr. Artur Dubrawski, Director of the AutonLab at Carnegie Mellon University and Mr. Nuwan Waidyanatha, Senior Researcher and Project Director of LIRNEasia in Sri Lanka, are presenting their collaborative project using mobile telephony. The project uses the T-Cube Web Interface, a tool developed by Carnegie Mellon University to visualize and manipulate large scale multivariate time series datasets, to support real-time bio-surveillance.  “Health workers in the field will input patient and symptom data into a form on their mobile phones, which will immediately update a central database. The database will be available to central health organizations, and is designed to support rapid detection and mitigation of bio-medical threats in developing countries by improving the response time to analyzing the data.” The program is currently in pilot in Sri Lanka and India.  “We see many different applications for this type of program across other areas,” comments Dr. Dubrawaki.  “We look forward to meeting the other delegates at the conference and presenting our program, with the intention to expand our own project to other fields as well as to learn about their technologies”.

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