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9Jun/16

Mobile Technology for the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

Here is a recap from our event on Mobile Monday May 23rd.  Many thanks to Microsoft for hosting us.

Speakers:

Dimagi CEO Jonathan Jackson
Partners in Health, Specialists Ermyas Birru and Aaron White
VitalWave, Senior Technical Advisor, Jonathan Payne

Some key use cases for mHealth are contact tracing over time, training health workers (quickly) in symptom identification, and data sharing across countries in a secure and legal way.

Introduction of a new technology during a healthcare crisis is generally a bad idea.  That’s why new tech usually arrives as a crisis is trailing off.  The reason is that it takes time for the people on the ground to determine what the requirements are (in the ebola epidemic, this was contact tracing).  Another reason for lag time is it can take time for funding to come through and then organizations to get set up locally.

mobile-monday-dimagi-pih-eventIn this project there were many technology partners including Tableau and handset vendors.  Data ownership was unclear from the beginning.  It was collected by UN staff and data quality was their responsibility, but who owns the data after that is sensitive for patient privacy.  Even in aggregate it can be sensitive for  governments that might want to protect or suppress certain information.

PIH chose to go into the region of Kono because of a strong partner organization.  Formerly the region was a civil war hotspot, also a center of diamond mining, not as affected by Ebola as regions around Freetown.

Paper forms were currently used and were a big problem – decay in the climate, lack of digitization, no printers to generate new forms.  They started the pilot in June 2015 in 1 chiefdom and expanded to 6 chiefdoms in Sep 2015.

Use of the phones boosted the social standing of the health worker, an unexpected benefit.  Phone retention has been predicted as a problem but no phones were stolen or lost, only 1 phone had a scratched screen.  Challenges includeded power supplies for phones, very fast training in a couple days, many health workers had no smart phone expeirnece much less data collection, also it was the rainy season in a remote area.

The next step for this project is to take CommCare in Kono to more health workers and expand for other health projects.

Digital literacy was a challenge, many workers were barely literate and paper forms were a challenge, the phone app with images was actually easier for them to use.

mobile-monday-dimagi-pih-speakersTableau and other BI systems are a good solution for reporting and data analysis, but they only work with a fast data connection, Dimagi is exploring ways to push data down to phones over slow connections to enable reporting on the device.

In any study of technology adoption, people are excited by new phones, so the early data points about adoption are great. You only find out over time if the project is actually working.

26Jan/16

Mobile healthcare and the Ebola Response (event on May 23rd)

Join us for a special Mobile Monday event focused on the mobile tech used during the recent West Africa Ebola outbreak. Cell phone technology was heavily used for mass communication, disease tracking, and response coordination.

Tech experts from Boston-based global health organizations Dimagi and Partners in Health will share their experiences developing and deploying mobile tech for Ebola response.

Microsoft New England Research and Development Center
Room: 1st Mann #1
1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142

Register now

A Q&A session will follow the presentation. Light snacks will be provided.

Panelists will touch upon several topics, including:

  • The health / technology facts and figures behind the Ebola outbreak
  • Sharing stories of how organizations used cell phones on the frontline
  • The unique challenges of rapidly designing mobile apps for remote areas
  • Discussing how we can better prepare for possible disease outbreaks with mobile technology

About the Panelists:

Dimagi CEO Jonathan Jackson leads Dimagi’s efforts in developing mobile applications for 12 organizations working in Ebola response, used by a total of 1,100 people.

Partners in Health GIS and mHealth specialist Ermyas Birru has worked in Kono, Sierra Leone to help assess, design and implement mobile technology for Ebola response and health system strengthening.

This event is co-hosted by Dimagi, Partners in Health, and Mobile Monday.

Dimagi is a Cambridge-based social enterprise and software company that develops mobile apps to support health workers in developing countries globally.

Partners in Health is a global health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of poor & marginalized people.

16Oct/15

Recapping with Mobile Monday Boston – Mobile Healthcare (September 2015)

Back by popular demand, Mobile Healthcare was the latest event hosted by Mobile Monday Boston and co-hosted by Techstars held at Google Cambridge. With a vibrant audience snacking on mini-burgers and homemade flavored water, this healthcare event focused on everyday health and social apps.

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Co-Host:
Techstars – The standard for startup accelerators, with a massive interconnected network of over 3,000 successful entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and corporate partners, Techstars helps the most promising startups do more faster. With 18 programs worldwide, the mentorship-driven accelerator funds the best companies in the most entrepreneurial communities.

Speakers:

Ben Harvatine, CEO Jolt – Assists athletes to train smarter and safer through innovative technology solutions by provideing highly functional and intuitive products that provide athletes, parents, and coaches’ real-time feedback, and enable them to make smarter more timely decisions. Clip the Jolt Sensor to any type of headgear and when a significant impact is detected, capture the athlete’s sideline assessment directly in the app and nearby connected smartphones will see the frequency and severity of head impacts in real time.

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Angelo Pitassi, CEO HealthID – Consumer focused health manager that gives you more control over your health, offering simple tools, from any smartphone or computer, to track what’s important to you. Whether it’s blood sugar levels, blood pressure, weight, multiple medical conditions, allergies, keeping track of your medications has never been easier with HealthID and we will send you reminders to take them as prescribed. HealthID provides you peace of mind by making it easy to communicate your updated medical information right from your HealthID Band or Card to anyone, at anytime.

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Glenn Laffel, CEO Wellcoin – World’s First Health Currency to help people to live healthier lives. Members earn Wellcoins by claiming and verifying they did healthy activities, and then spend them for goods and services offered by merchants and brands. They have 5 fun, engaging ways to verify claims: ask a friend, upload a photo as proof, permit Wellcoin to import data from health sensors and apps they already use, sign up for a fitness class with a Wellcoin partner, or ask a trusted source (e.g. nutritionist).

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As always, a big shout-out to our sponsors for making Mobile Monday Boston’s Mobile Healthcare event a huge success!
Mobiuso – We work with healthcare market leaders and innovators to create crisp mobile apps and outstanding enterprise scale web solutions. We bring 10+ years of experience through our pioneering work at Skyscape, an mHealth company that launched over 600 apps and acquired 2.2 million physicians and nurses (acquired by Merck GHIF in 2013).

CTIA -The Wireless Association® is an international nonprofit membership organization that has represented the wireless communications industry since 1984. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products.

10Sep/15

Mobile Monday and Techstars in September

Join us for a Mobile Monday event co-organized with Techstars. The event is hosted by the Google Cambridge healthcare team and includes demos by Jolt Sensor, HealthID, and Wellcoin.

Register here:  https://mobilehealthcareboston.splashthat.com 

(Pre-registration required for this event)

Date: 9/28 from 6 to 9pm

Location: Google Cambridge, 325 Main Street, Cambridge, MA

Co-hosted with the Sprint Mobile Accelerator powered by Techstars

Speakers:

John Fein, Managing Director, Techstars

Ben Harvatine, CEO Jolt -An advanced head impact sensor for peace of mind

Angelo Pitassi, CEO HealthID – An easy to use platform helps you manage, track, & share all aspects of your health

Glenn Laffel, CEO Wellcoin  The world’s first health currency for all your healthy choices, big and small

Applications are open for the Techstars mobile accelerator in Kansas City, the only Techstars program dedicated to mobile and IoT startups.  Apply for 2016 Techstars accelerator here: https://www.f6s.com/sprintaccelerator2016

Many thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible.

Mobiuso
We work with healthcare market leaders and innovators to create crisp mobile apps and outstanding enterprise scale web solutions. We bring 10+ years of experience through our pioneering work at Skyscape, an mHealth company that launched over 600 apps and acquired 2.2 million physicians and nurses (acquired by Merck GHIF in 2013).

CTIA
CTIA-The Wireless Association® is an international nonprofit membership organization that has represented the wireless communications industry since 1984. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products.

17Jun/15

Mobile Monday Boston Recap- Mobile Local Boston (June 2015)

After a long hiatus and feet and feet of snow, Mobile Monday Boston was finally ready to get back into the tech scene and present Mobile Local Boston, cohosted with Street Fight.

The event was held at Sip Wine Bar & Kitchen, a venue that was the perfect size for a personal chat with Randy Parker and David Hirschman to discuss about local + mobile within on-demand services, the user experience of everyday ‘local’ apps and the potential backlash of ‘too much personal knowledge’.

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After a power-hour of networking, attendees gathered around to hear a Q&A session with Randy Parker, CEO of PagePart and Founder of Constant Contact and moderated by David Hirschman, Co-founder and COO of Street Fight.

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With the assistance of Twitter and Periscope, the conversation kept whether you were in attendance or not, on the ideas and discussions on the pros and cons of mobile+local, Near Field Communication (NFC) and iBeacons.


Thank you to our sponsors and hope to see everyone at our next event!

StreetFight –Media, events, and research company focused on the business of hyperlocal publishing, commerce, marketing and technology. The Street Fight website publishes news, commentary, case studies, and how-to articles to chronicle the hyperlocal ecosystem’s development of sustainable business models.

CTIA – Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association is an industry trade group that represents the international wireless telecommunications industry. Its members include cellular, personal communication services and enhanced specialized mobile radio providers and suppliers, and providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products.

 

 

20Apr/15

Mobile Local Boston with Street Fight

Clear your calendar – It’s going down! Street Fight is coming to Boston and ‘Mobile Local Boston’ happens on June 8th. You’re invited to take part in the festivities. Sip Wine Bar and Kitchen (581 Washington Street) is our meeting spot for a night of fun and excitement. Come one, come all, and hang loose.

We’ll hear from industry experts Randy Parker and David Hirschman about the convergence of local+mobile for on-demand services, targeted advertising, and customization of the mobile expeirence.

Food will be served and there will be a cash bar.

Register here (online event registration via SplashThat)

3Jan/15

PhoneDetective Review.

Out of all of the reverse phone lookup services there are, we at momovan have not found a single one worth writing a review about until now… Meet,

Upon first glimpse you’re taken to a simple, no BS page that needs a phone number, what better to enter the number you’re trying to search. It then prompts you with simple information about this person, then asking if you’d like to continue to find out more; and we can say it’s worth it. While not only being overflown with information, all of it was LEGITIMATE. I started telling everyone that knew about Momovan to hop on this and get what they need.

PhoneDetective is the source we’ve deemed extremely useful, and will continue to say that until we find a better one.

Make sure you check out our partners at PhoneDetective: for the ONLY ACCURATE phone call lookup service on the web!

Incoming search terms:

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3Jan/15

Tracing An Unknown Caller

Tracking down the identity of an unknown caller is not as hard as you might think. Although you could find out the information you want for free, a lot of your success will depend on luck. It is far easier to get a membership at a private reverse cell phone directory because you are guaranteed to get what you want — owner details, like name, address and wireless service carrier.

People need to lookup phone number details for a variety of reasons. Whether you are concerned about the kids your teenager has been hanging out with, or need to stop a very annoying prank caller, or even need to stop a harassing stalker, conducting a reverse cell phone trace is a very legitimate means of investigating a questionable person — especially if you suspect your significant other may be cheating on you.

But again, in order to find out an unknown person’s identity for free, you’re going to have to be lucky. The only way you can find his or her private information is if they have willingly put it up on the Internet. That way, you can find it by doing a search with their phone number on the major search engines, like Google, Yahoo and MSN. Otherwise, your only option is to make a small investment with a real cell phone database that allows you to conduct reverse lookups on virtually any phone number.

The reason that you can’t find cell phone details online for free is because of the transitory nature of a cell phone number’s life span. People are always changing cell numbers, and as a result they are just too difficult to track on a consistent basis (for free). Maintaining an accurate and up-to-date cell phone database is simply too difficult and costs too much money for it to be available online for free. People are also worried about having their phone numbers out in the open for telemarketers to exploit, so the government has made it very difficult for people to uncover cell phone number details.

But don’t worry, accurate and current reverse cell phone number lookup directories do exist and are very affordable. The best ones will allow you to purchase a lifetime membership for unlimited searches, or, if you don’t feel the need for unlimited access, you can make a smaller investment for just one lookup. They will allow you to do a free preliminary search to see if the information you are seeking is available in their database, at which point you can decide whether or not you want to get it.

Make sure you check out our partners at Reverse Phone Call Lookup: for the ONLY ACCURATE phone call lookup service on the web!

28Dec/14

Reverse Cell Phone Lookup: Doing it the Easy Way

There are many people who would not like to pick up a phone call from anonymous callers. The good thing for them is that there are a number of websites which offer reverse phone lookup services.

All you can do is type in the phone number and you will receive some details which include the home addresss, name of the owner and any additional phone numbers if they are there.

Reverse phone lookup is the best way to go when looking for the identity of someone without having to call them.

The process is very simple but it comes at a cost. The monthly membership can be as high as $40.This may not be very ideal for someone who would like to figure out who the owner of one number is.

However,those people who receive frequent calls from different unknown numbers may benefit from the service .

Online reverse phone lookup services are very reliable and have registered very high success rates. They have very wide information to offer about certain mysterious callers.

You will notice that regardless of the number which you input, you will get the name of the person and other extensive details.

However,there are those people whose names have been blocked from the system and so there will be no visible results for such numbers which are very few.

The best way you can find the identities of anonymous callers is to use the

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" target="_blank">reverse phone lookup services. Through knowing who the phone number owner is, you can be at a position to make the best decision regarding whether or not to pick such calls.

Knowing the identity of the callers will help a great deal. You will be at a position to stay knowing the identity of all the mysterious callers who call you.

Make sure you check out our partners at Reverse Phone Call Lookup: for the ONLY ACCURATE phone call lookup service on the web!

18Nov/14

Recap of Mobile Monday Boston’s Internet of Things (IoT) Event (November 2014)

Mobile Monday Boston’s recent event, “Internet of Things (IoT)”, was hosted at the IBM Innovation Center in Cambridge. From 3D data solutions to state of the art ventilations systems and everything else in between, the demo booths really told the story of what and how the Internet of Things works. After a bit of networking and getting a quick overview of each demo, attendees were welcomed to hear and learn more about what each company had to offer during the speaker session.

Speakers/Demos:

IBM Bluemix – Bluemix is an implementation of IBM’s Open Cloud Architecture, leveraging Cloud Foundry to enable developers to rapidly build, deploy, and manage their cloud applications, while tapping a growing ecosystem of available services and runtime frameworks. IBM will provide services and runtimes into the ecosystem based on their extensive software portfolio.

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Revvo – “The world’s smartest exercise bike”, Revvo is an up and coming Fitness Company creating an “all in one” fitness bike that helps track your fitness levels with innovative sensors, guides you to cycle at precisely the right intensity with the help of bio-adaptive technology, and best part of all, each training session is only 10 minutes long!

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ecovent – State of the art ventilation systems that gives you room-by-room temperature control in the palm of your hand, making your home more comfortable and efficient. Ecovent works with your existing central air system so there’s no nee for a total house renovation.

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Robin – Robin is software for your building. It uses the latest sensors (i.e. Estimote iBeacons) and wireless technology to connect the people, devices, and systems you already have. Helping rooms react and making work delightful, one room at a time. ‘Smarter office, less bullsh*t’.

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DOT Product 3D– DotProduct 3D develops high performance, easy to use solutions for capturing 3D data. The Phi.3D software turns any Android tablet into a 3D-cature and processing solution that delivers results before you leave the worksite.

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Red Light Positioning – Powerful Real-Time Location System (RTLS) platform that offers class-defining features such as high accuracy, real-time updates, and sensor connectivity. It is a complete, self-contained, highly configurable solution with straightforward, user-friendly APIs that allow localization capability to be seamlessly integrated into end-user applications.

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Onkal – A simple-to-use invention that connects elderly and those with special needs to their family and caregivers. It provides a team approach to helping care for a loved one, while allowing them to continue to live independently in their home.

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As always, a big thanks to our amazing sponsors who helped make this event possible.

WinterWyman – A leading recruitment firm headquartered in the Northeast for more than 40 years, WinterWyman has helped thousands of companies, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups – identify, attract and recruit talented professionals.

CTIA – Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association is an industry trade group that represents the international wireless telecommunications industry. Its members include cellular, personal communication services and enhanced specialized mobile radio providers and suppliers, and providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products.

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