This is project run primarily by Bill Tucker at the University of the Western Cape. The goal is to look at how ICT can be used to improve the efficency of rural health-care provision; specifically aiding the communication between hospital doctors and nurses at remote clinics.
My job is to look at the interface to the software, while Bill sorts out all the networking issues. The software has gone through several iterations with varying degrees of success. The big breakthrough for us was when we put the software on a WiFi enabled cellular handset. The nurses took to the much more readily than the laptop based version.
Bill Tucker, Edwin Blake, Marshini Chetty, Andrew Maunder
Maunder, A., Tucker, W. & Marsden, G. (2006) “Evaluating the relevance of the ‘Real Access criteria’ as a framework for rural HCI research.” To be published as part of the CHI-SA 2006 conference proceedings, Cape Town, 2006. pp 75-79 (PDF)
Here is a video about the project.