The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations program fosters creative projects that show great promise to improve the health of people in the developing world.
In the latest round of funding, Allen Wilcox of VillageReach, working with UW CSE’s Nicki Dell, Gaetano Borriello, and Linda Shapiro, received a $100,000 grant for their “Digitizing Paper-Based Data Via Mobile Image Technologies” project.
The team will refine and field test a mobile scanning application to transform paper data into a scalable digital system. Their solution could lower time and cost for data capture, improve data quality from the point of care, and provide access to the same information for all levels in the healthcare delivery system.
Congratulations to the VilllageReach and UW CSE team!