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Cell phone-based intelligent biometrics

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Health Topic Child mortality
Classification Preventative
Scope Prototype
Location Africa, Asia, North America, South America

Problem being addressed[edit]

The lack of accessible immunization techniques for otherwise preventable illnesses is a major cause of death in low-resource settings. Because health information networking and storage is often limited in these areas, health care workers are less likely to know when and what vaccines should be given to a specific patient at a given time.

Detailed description of the solution[edit]

The Hanseatic Institute of Technology is programming a simple biometrics program that uses a phone’s camera to analyze the creases of a child’s ears and feet in order to identify specific patients. These images will be sent to a central server, to which will send text messages back to parents and health care workers. The messages will include information regarding that unique patient’s health and vaccination needs.

Designed by[edit]

  • Designed by: Mohit Kumar of Hanseatic Institute of Technology
  • Manufacturer (if different):
  • Manufacturer location: Rostock, Germany

When and where it was tested/implemented[edit]

Funding Source[edit]

Recipient of Grand Challenges Explorations Grant


Peer-reviewed publication[edit]

A. Kumar, M. Hanmandlu, M. Kuldeep, H.M. Gupta. “Automatic Ear Detection for Online Biometric Application.” Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Image Processing and Graphic. (2011): Pg. 146-149. Web. Retrieved January 9, 2014 from here.

Other internally generated reports[edit]

Externally generated reports[edit]

Grand Challenges in Global Health. (2012). Normal Cell Phone-Based Intelligent Biometrics for Children. Retrieved December 5, 2013 from here.

Glass Pockets (2012). Retrieved December 5, 2013 from here.

IP and copyright[edit]

Approval by regulatory bodies or standards boards[edit]

Africa +, Asia +, North America +  and South America +
Child mortality +