Mobile medicals in rural India
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Apr 9, 2014
Mobile medicals in rural India

Hearing loss is one of the most common health problems in the developing world, but it’s highly preventable if diagnosed soon enough. Access to medical equipment is often a problem - but Medtronix uses mobiles to diagnose patients in the most underserved areas of rural India.

Shruti is a ‘groundbreaking screening and diagnosis kit’ made up of a mobile app and an otoscope. Health workers can use Shruti to guide them through a series of diagnostic questions before using the phone-loaded otoscope to take photos of the patient’s inner ear. Uploading the findings, Shruti offers an initial diagnosis before connecting with ear, nose and throat specialists who can analyse the data remotely.