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Low Cost Method for Automating Vaccination Records, Patient Identification, and Improving Vaccine Safety

Richard Fletcher of Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health in the U.S., in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is developing a cell phone system that can aid in vaccination campaigns in developing countries. Cell phone cameras will capture images of hand vein patterns for biometric patient identification, tagging it via GPS to store vaccination location information, and cameras will also scan temperature indicator labels on doses to assess the quality and expiration of the vaccine.

More information about Create Low-Cost Cell Phone-Based Solutions for Improved Uptake and Coverage of Childhood Vaccination (Round 7)

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