[Health] GNUmed for OLPC
sebastian.hilbert at gmx.net
Sat May 3 13:21:58 EDT 2008
I am very new to the OLPC initiative. I am a doctor by profession and medical
software developer by choice. I am involved with the GNUmed medical record
software. I am wondering if you see any use in tests of this software in OLPC
GNUmed (wiki.gnumed.de) is free software and is written in python and wxpython
(GTK). It usually connects to a postgresql server but could also be made
store its data in a sqlite database.
I admit I know very little about medical IT needs in OLPC environments. maybe
it is just pure overkill and out of scope.
I imagine two possible uses. The individual OLPC could be used to enter very
basic demographic information so organizations involved get a picture of who
is in need of medical care (in general). the hardware (microphone and camera
can be used to assess medical condtitions such as skin conditions or wounds
and could then be assessed by more centralized medical personell like in a
city. The use of Wifi coupled with asynchronous wifi networks (see
http://www.nilshettich.com/olpcblog/) could transfer medical/health
information both ways.
Maybe this is just my Western thinking. In case this is way off the needs in
OLPC environments just discard this message.
I am greatful for any reply.
Leipzig / Germany
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