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“Android Cellphones Dial Up African Health in University Project”

ODKThe Chronicle of Higher Education reports on research by UW CSE grad student Carl Hartung et al on using cellphones in rural Kenya to help test and counsel people about HIV.

“‘We were working in villages miles from electricity or running water, but we still had cell coverage,'” he wrote  in an e-mail to The Chronicle.

The work is reported in Open Source Data Collection in the Developing World, an article in the October 2009 edition of the IEEE journal Computer. See abstract.

Read the full article here.  Learn more about ODK here.  Read the ars technica article here.

November 17, 2009