Everyone in the world today has a smart phone, and we can get a lot of information through smart phones, such as weather forecasts, earthquake warnings, and so on.
Today, 3trivia shared with trivia lovers about how smart phones can help us live a healthier and happier life. The topic of this issue is Field Data Collection.
The Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College in London has developed an app known as EpiCollect, which is designed to allow scientists working in the field to be able to collect data easily. Vets in East Africa have used the app to collect data on 86,000 animals in the space of a month, using only 23 Android devices donated by Google. Those taking part noted that the use of phones has improved real time access to information and believe it will aid them in preventing disease outbreaks.
Another project targeting rabies was able to use EpiCollect to keep a record of the location of 60,000 dogs that they vaccinated in the space of just a few weeks. The location of each vaccination is displayed with a marker on Google Maps, helping the team of 500 people keep a record of what has been done and target hotspots efficiently.