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 CHETNA - EMPOWERING MATERNAL HEALTHCARE

Taking a step ahead on empowering maternal healthcare in rural Assam, the lab has designed a gesture enabled interactive information system to curb maternal mortality ratio in Assam.

An outcome of collaboration between EILab and IBM Research India, Chetna is a gesture enabled interactive information system (presented through TV interface) aimed at educating and creating awareness about maternal healthcare in rural Assam, India. Healthcare information is provided through an interactive animations (operated through human body gestures) in local Assamese language for easy understanding and adaptability. It is targeted to low socio-economic and low-literate pregnant women from rural areas of Assam. With detailed information modules on frequently observed symptoms & relevant recommendations, important tests & checkups and food habits, it also educates them with appropriate reasoning of presented information. The information provided is in-line with National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) national and state schemes. Users can also ask pregnancy related questions to system, which are answered by health specialists during their next visit.

Detailed information can be found here
Publication 1: Gesture selection study for a maternal healthcare information system in rural Assam, India

Chetna rated top 30 innovations by India Innovation Growth Program (IIGP), IUSSTF, Stanford Business School, FICCI, DST, Lockheed Martin, IC2 Institute, TiE Silicon Valley
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