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Nmmu living lab

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Nmmu living lab

  1. 1. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan UniversityLiving Lab(Formal Name still to be decided upon)<br /> Prof Darelle van Greunen<br />School of ICT<br />Darelle.vanGreunen@nmmu.ac.za<br />
  2. 2. Urban Site – Motherwell, Port Elizabeth<br />© SAP 2009 / Page 2<br />Chairperson of the BoardDr Mamisa Chabula Nxiweni<br />
  3. 3. What happens at Emmanuel?<br /><ul><li>Established primarily to deal with the growing number of adults and children infected or affected by HIV and AIDS. It functions with strategic partners and is funded through a Trust founded by Dr Mamisa Chabula-Nxiweni in 2004.
  4. 4. Provide prevention, treatment, care and support to the community.
  5. 5. To create an enabling environment for mitigating the health, psychological and socio-economic impact of HIV and AIDS on the family and community.</li></ul>© SAP 2009 / Page 3<br />
  6. 6. © SAP 2009 / Page 4<br />
  7. 7. Focus of Port Elizabeth Living Lab<br />Healthcare systems:<br /><ul><li>Biometrics for chronic conditions monitoring (310 home-based carers)Diseases:  TB, diabetes, hypertension
  8. 8. Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) monitoring and administering appropriate medication
  9. 9. Specialised training system for community healthcare
  10. 10. Monitoring of sputum tests and results for chronic conditions</li></ul>Agriculture:<br /><ul><li>Use of ICT to enable sustainable agriculture and village farming
  11. 11. Tips and tricks of preparing soil, disease control, harvest</li></ul>Entrepreneurs:<br /><ul><li>Use of ICT to train small entrepreneurs in basic business activities (e.g. stock take, profit, etc)
  12. 12. Use of ICT to assist small entrepreneurs to remain sustainable</li></ul> <br />All of these projects will have the focus of the following:<br />ICT intervention<br />Mentorship<br />Measuring the user experience of users using the technology<br />Determining the impact on the individuals as well as the broader community<br />© SAP 2009 / Page 5<br />
  13. 13. What?<br /> All of these projects will have the focus of the following:<br /><ul><li>ICT intervention
  14. 14. Mentorship
  15. 15. Measuring the user experience of users using the technology
  16. 16. Determining the impact on the individuals as well as the broader community</li></ul>Project Lead<br />Prof Darelle van Greunen, School of ICT, NMMU <br />Assisted by:<br /><ul><li>Prof Dalenca Pottas (Health Informatics)
  17. 17. Ms Alida Veldsman (Practitioner and Lab Manager to be)
  18. 18. Dr Mamisa Chabula Nxiweni (Medical doctor)</li></ul>© SAP 2009 / Page 6<br />Collaboration with MachaWorks Project in Zambia (Gertjan van Stam) & <br />Fraunhofer Focus (Portugal and Germany)<br />
  19. 19. Current Process<br />© SAP 2009 / Page 7<br />

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