Leo Anthony Celi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A wide rural-urban divide exists for health care delivery in developing nations. Medical specialists in these countries are scare and usually concentrated in cities. Consequently, the diagnosis and treatment are often delayed, resulting in worse outcomes and more costly care. Implementation of a mobile system allowing medical data (text, images, audio, ultrasound, x-rays) collected by a rural health worker to be transmitted via cell phone to a remote medical specialist for diagnosis, and for incorporation into an electronic medical records.
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