Initial Trial of Animation Healthcare App in DJ Halli slums, Bangalore, India
Professor Julia Hitchcock has been working on a collaborative medical project in India with the Bangalore Baptist Hospital to train nurses and doctors in Bangalore, India using a host of tools including interactive training animation. Professor Julia Hitchcock is the creative director on the project and is overseeing the animation development.
This past week was the first day piloting the app in the DJ Halli slum in Bangalore. As you can see there was A LOT of interest from the people there! The plan was to use it with individuals but they are quickly learning this will be a family/community intervention. The project trained an ASHA (accredited social health activist) worker who can be seen in the foreground. The project will continue testing and will next visit a remote village nearby to continue to introduce the training app. They are pleased with the initial testing.
Moving forward they will do a few tweaks in Hyderabad and are hoping to train four more community health workers. Next steps are to then begin the quantitative portion of the data collection.
Kudos to Professor Hitchcock, the Bangalore Baptist team, and to all healthcare workers who will implement the training to help patients receive needed care.