The goal of our project is to design and develop a mobile application that serves caregivers in townships in South-Africa to make the data collection/recording aspect of their work more efficient and effective. These caregivers deal with a lot of paper-based recording and management of patient data. The project introduces a technology that can improve the efficiency of many of these manual administrative tasks.
The application guides caregivers through their duties, by providing an accessible means for data collection and re-collection. In this sense, the technology constitutes an activity prompting system, asking caregivers to perform certain actions.
So the caregiver can now focus more on the patient instead of filling in forms repeatedly with the same information (i.e. caregiver's name, date, time and treatment required).
The research team will test this new technology and the application with the caregivers and their mobile phones and then analyse the outcomes. Following this investigation the team will investigate the design of a new device for this specific type of work and make use of the application on it.
The technology that we have used to use for this application:
- J2ME & Java
- Netbeans 6.7
- LWUIT & Swing
- MySQL Database / PostgreSQL
- Apache Tomcat / GlassFish
- RESTful webservice
If you want to cite this thesis in your own thesis, paper, or report, use this format (APA):
BRUYNSEELS, G., JANS, S. (2010). Kujali Initiative.
Unpublished thesis, Xios, IWT.