[Grassroots-l] [Health] VideoChat is working now - hooray!

Paul Heinzelmann paul.heinzelmann at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 16:41:08 EDT 2008

Sounds great.  Remember, gathering broad amount of data from a pilot project
will be very important in refining, scaling, transferring any applications
you ultimately create. Best of luck!

On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 5:36 PM, Pia Waugh <greebo at pipka.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> <quote who="Martin Langhoff">
> > exactly. There's a lot of fun to be had, and a lot to learn with this.
> > Might be useful in some cases (perhaps growing number of cases, if
> > connectivity improves over time) and more things become viable.
> >
> > For health purposes, it will probably not be useful, except for a tiny
> > % of cases. If people want health tools, that's a different project.
> >
> > Let's refocus that camera on collaboration and education.
> The Videochat app will largely be used for counselling, speech pathology,
> and generally for remote support to students in regions where they don't
> have easy access to any of the above. Obviously they'll also have fun with
> it, and we are looking at connecting up classrooms of children to do
> cultural exchanges and learning. I believe it will play a basic eHealth
> role
> in future where children/adults can communicate with health professionals
> for basic remote health service, which, although would require very high
> res
> for anything particualrly complicated, would  be better than what some of
> these communities currently have.
> Cheers,
> Pia
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