First of all, IBM started smarter planet corporate initiative in 2008. Since that day, IBM has developed and encouraged people to create smarter ideas for smarter planet to develop life standard for human who live all over the world.
Smarter Healthcare is one of the most important areas in this initiative. According to academic studies, people medicine use rate has increased and nearly every one of three elderly patient (in Turkey) take medicines wrong amount and /or in wrong time. Also, one study showed that medicine taking time notification and other technological reminders increase effectiveness of medicines. According to Glaxo Smith Kline, there are over 300 million Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patients in all over the world.
Our Mobile Health project warns people for medicine intake time and increases effectiveness of medicine. Therefore community health will gain positive impact. Air pollution is a very popular problem especially in the big cities. People who has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, are warned with hardware module which connect to mobile phone about air quality.
Furthermore our project focus on an effort for returning unused medicines to public service. There are a lot of unused medicines at the persons and our system easily shares and tracks these medicines to help patient who needs. So That, medicine waste will be decreased and especially poor people can access these medicines without paying money. Our main aim creates a subconscious about healthy life in the community.
At last but not least, our project follows and records daily activities in accordance with calorie information and create reports for doctor or dietitian and supplies a connection from doctor to patient with private messages.
When we design our project, we take into account what we have learned in our courses. This project is associated with three main courses which are Software Engineering, Database Management System and Internet and Mobile Programming at Computer Engineering. Therefore our study group can apply our own knowledge which are learned thanks to courses, on this project.
In this project, we use generally IBM technologies which are DB2 Express C as Database, Websphere Application Server as Application Server and RSA or Eclipse with Worklight as IDE, with Java Programming language except for hardware modules.
IBM provides very good opportunity to the student for making project like this with not only fund but also resources and advanced IBM programs with no cost via IBM academic alliance. Thanks to Wendy Murphy and ‘Students for Smarter Planet’ Family for very selfless helping.
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