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Mobile Technologies and Global Health

Mobile Technologies and Global Health

A lecture discussing mobile technologies and their intersection with global health.


Peter Lubell-Doughtie

January 15, 2014


  1. Mobile Technologies and Global Health Peter Lubell-Doughtie, Benedetta Simeonidis, Roger

  2. Today • Overview of mobile data collection • Familiarize you

    with Formhub • Real world examples • Using devices for remote data collection
  3. Paper or Digital

  4. Digital isn’t always going to be right, but it usually

    is and we should make it easier and better.
  5. + Intuitive + Resilient - Piles of stuff - Data

  6. + Speed + Accuracy + Efficiency - Upfront work -

    Tech support
  7. formhub.org: mobile data collection made easy

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  9. Formhub Origins • Facility inventory in Nigeria • 100+ question

    surveys • Hundreds of thousands of health, education and water facilities • Support the Conditional Grants Scheme
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  15. Formhub Features • Works offline • Long forms are easy

    to make • Skip logic, constraints, error checks • Works with Android, smartphone, SMS (beta) or desktop computer • GPS data placed in a map • Can edit data after submitting • Support for multiple languages • Free and open source
  16. Not Formhub Features • Ability to edit surveys during a

    collection campaign • Time series data: collecting information about the same place or thing • User or enumerator management
  17. Formhub.org account Username: gh Password: ghdemo Formhub.org data entry URL

    https://97hk9.enketo.formhub. org/webform Hands on exercise
  18. XLS rows encode fields

  19. XLSForms supports conditional logic and select options

  20. Choose the XLSForm and upload

  21. View Results by Question

  22. modi.mech.columbia.edu/dristhi/

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  34. Nigeria MDG Information System

  35. Map Your World

  36. Map Your World

  37. modi.mech.columbia.edu www.onalabs.org

  38. Contact Peter Lubell-Doughtie peter@ona.io Benedetta Simeonidis benedetta.piantella@nyu.edu Roger Wong @rogerlwong,

  39. Resources Useful References: http://opendatakit.org/ https://formhub.org/tutorial/ https://formhub.org/syntax/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqpmMpkIXSQ (Formhub video tutorial)

    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/formhub-users Interesting tools: http://medicmobile.org/matchmaker/index.html http://modi.mech.columbia.edu/dristhi/ https://www.rapidsms.org/ http://www.commcarehq.org/home/
  40. Resources Interesting Projects and Companies Using Mobile Technologies for Development:

    http://ureport.ug/ http://www.texttochange.org/ http://rapidftr.com/ http://openbts.org/ http://www.texttochange.org/blog/why-open-gsm-network-and-future-open-telecommunications http://littledevices.org/ More on Hardware and Mobile Technologies: http://opendatakit.org/use/sensors/ http://homes.cs.washington.edu/~mayank/www.mayankgoel.com/my_site/ODK_Sensors.html http://store.apple.com/us/product/H6012ZM/A/withings-smart-blood-pressure-monitor http://www.ibgstar.us/ http://blog.arduino.cc/2013/08/12/diy-cellphone/ http://medicarduino.net/ http://home.groundlab.cc/gsmprinter.html http://home.groundlab.cc/devicex.html