Photos: Mobile Healthcare in developing countries

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SimPill

SimPill

SimPill was used during a 2007 trial in South Africa to ensure people took their medication for TB, . In the pilot, 90% of patients complied with their TB medication compared to 22 to 60% take-up without it. Developed by David Green, a South African GP. SIMpill uses a prescription bottle with an embedded mobile phone chip. Basically, it is a pill bottle that uses mobile phone technology to remind people on medication to take their pills on time – and it warns the patent if they are about to take too much.

 

Mobile technology has the potential to revolutionise health care in developing countries, particularly in the area of heath awareness schemes and training health care professionals.
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