Category Archives: Healthcare

CTED Conference: Technology for Health Care

On February 12 and 13, the Second Annual CTED Conference took place in Abu Dhabi, titled: “Enhancing Economic Development through Technology: Focus on Africa and other Developing Countries”. Read below CTED PhD student Alex Coutts’ post on the Technology for … Continue reading

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Preventing Forgery

A new project by CTED Co-Principal Investigator, Lakshmi Subramanian, is making headway in the fight to stop forgery in developing nations. An article in this week’s New Scientist, discusses Lakshmi’s project, PaperSpeckle, which uses an Android phone and a USB … Continue reading

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Mobile money and medical records: The importance of security

An often-overlooked facet of technology for development is the need for robust security measures. While many consider service delivery to the rural and urban poor ‘under the radar’ of potential attackers, everything from mobile money (GCASH, M-PESA) to pharmaceuticals, to … Continue reading

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India Tries to Connect Poor to Growth by Scanning 2.4 Billion Eyes

The New York Times recently published an article on what will become the world’s largest biometric database – made in India. Hundreds of Indians are volunteering to have their fingerprints and irises scanned and their names, birth year and address … Continue reading

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New technologies being used in the fight against HIV/AIDS

A series of panels in South Africa sponsored by UNAIDS focused on interesting ways social media and technology is being used to prevent HIV/AIDS and share critical information about the disease. Blogs, social networks, and mobile phones are all being … Continue reading

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Biometrics and Mobile Banking

The importance of security in mobile banking can’t be overstated. Many operators are now employing biometric tools to enhance the security of the mobile finance services.  Take a look at this study from the World Bank and researchers at the … Continue reading

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New mobile health partnership in South Africa

A press release announced a new partnership between Hong Kong-based company Artificial Life, Inc. and M-Health Middle East. The partnership will bring mobile health services and products to the region and will be based from an office outside of Capetown. … Continue reading

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