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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

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

    with Formhub • Real world examples • Using devices for remote data collection
  2. Digital isn’t always going to be right, but it usually

    is and we should make it easier and better.
  3. Formhub Origins • Facility inventory in Nigeria • 100+ question

    surveys • Hundreds of thousands of health, education and water facilities • Support the Conditional Grants Scheme
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Formhub.org account Username: gh Password: ghdemo Formhub.org data entry URL

    https://97hk9.enketo.formhub. org/webform Hands on exercise
  7. 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/
  8. 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