Mobile Health Lab
The goal of this lab within a lab is to enable collaborative faculty/student research to:
- Understand mobile technology and propose solutions on how to improve the communication infrastructure
- Develop mobile health applications to solve specific problems in underserved communities
Under the guidance of Professor Silvia Figueira, the mHealth lab will provide students an environment to evaluate technology solutions used in the field, and enable the development of a comprehensive set of mobile health applications for under-served communities, with limited access to medical facilities.
In collaboration with NetHope, our mHealth lab developed a demonstration and interoperabilty lab to evaluate and test mobile health software solutions for different scenarios so that NetHope member organizations may improve their use of mobile devices to:
- obtain and send data to be analyzed at a medical facility. Data could be pictures of samples or injuries, or information obtained by sensors after analyzing samples
- help health workers be more effective by enabling their communication with a medical facility
- help patients improve their health by providing applications to help them with everyday health needs.