Medical Application of the Infothela
Medical application of the Infothela is a comprehensive module to improve health standards in rural India. The major objectives are:
The entire body of work in this project will be Hindi and is divided into four parts
Part 1. Providing Primary Health Screening At The Doorstep
The diagnostic devices being made available in the village itself will do away with the need to travel to the nearest town/ city (which means a loss of two days). We also expect the tests to cost less. These factors in combination should encourage more people to get tests done, which would definitely lead to improvement in overall health.
The referral for the clinical examination is likely to come from local doctors (both private and Government) and health workers.
Part 2. Introduction to the World of Microbes
This is an educational package designed for the village woman, which will for the first time open up the world of micro-organisms to them. This we are confident will lead to a comprehension of the etiology, epidemiological basis, pathogenesis and pathology of disease and natural/acquired immunity to disease.The package will include :
Part 3. Information
We strongly believe that providing disease and health related information is the first step in improving the health of the people.The package will provide:
Part 4. Iconic/voice Based User Interface To Access and Navigate The Disease and Health Information Base.
The icons will be developed with the active participation of the village women themselves.
Project InvestigatorsProf Harish Karnick