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Mobile support for diagnosis of communicable diseases in remote locations

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dc.contributor.author Cesario, Manuel
dc.contributor.author Lundon, Michael
dc.contributor.author Luz, Saturnino
dc.contributor.author Masoodian, Masood
dc.contributor.author Rogers, Bill
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-16T01:33:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-16T01:33:52Z
dc.date.copyright 2012
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Cesario, M., Lundon, M., Luz, S., Masoodian, M., & Rogers, B. (2012). Mobile support for diagnosis of communicable diseases in remote locations. In 13th International Conference of the NZ Chapter of the ACM's Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction, CHINZ 2012, Dunedin, July 2-3 2012, (pp. 25-28). Dunedin, New Zealand. en_NZ
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10289/6845
dc.description.abstract Surveillance and diagnosis of new and emerging communicable diseases in remote regions, such as the Amazon, is a challenging task. These regions can be difficult to reach, are sparsely populated, and have limited medical and ICT infrastructure. Medical practitioners and community health agents who work in such regions often have very basic qualifications, and therefore have limited knowledge of new and emerging diseases. The increasing capabilities of mobile devices, such as tablets and smart phones, have made them a useful platform for delivery of medical services in remote locations. In this paper we introduce a system that could potentially support diagnosis of vector-borne diseases such as Bartonellosis and Leishmaniasis in areas where specialist healthcare is scarce. In particular, we focus on the image analysis and classification component of this system, which aims to reduce the chance of misdiagnosing these less common diseases as malaria. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher ACM en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of the NZ Chapter of the ACM's Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction - CHINZ '12
dc.subject Communicable disease en_NZ
dc.subject Disease diagnosis en_NZ
dc.subject Disease surveillance en_NZ
dc.subject Mobile health care en_NZ
dc.subject Tropical disease en_NZ
dc.subject Diseases en_NZ
dc.subject Health care en_NZ
dc.subject Human computer interaction en_NZ
dc.subject Image analysis en_NZ
dc.subject Mobile devices en_NZ
dc.title Mobile support for diagnosis of communicable diseases in remote locations en_NZ
dc.type Conference Contribution en_NZ
dc.identifier.doi 10.1145/2379256.2379261 en_NZ


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