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Cell phone-based intelligent biometrics
|Health Topic||Child mortality|
|Location||Africa, Asia, North America, South America|
Problem being addressed
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
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: Mohit Kumar of Hanseatic Institute of Technology
- Manufacturer (if different):
- Manufacturer location: Rostock, Germany
When and where it was tested/implemented
Recipient of Grand Challenges Explorations Grant
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
Externally generated reports
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.