Saturday, January 20, 2007

Intel Telemedicine: Wi-Fi solutions

The geeks at Intel and Berkeley have teamed up to provide a comprehensive solution to impact the developing world. TIER is a research group at the University of California at Berkeley, investigating the design and deployment of new technologies for emerging regions. This is a multi-disciplinary project that includes both technologists and social scientists and real deployments to ensure that the work seeks real-world solutions. Primary funding comes from the National Science Foundation, with additional support from Intel, HP, Microsoft, UNDP, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, Grameen Bank and the Markle Foundation.

One of the projects from this huge effort is a partnership with the Aravind Eye hospital in India providing a useful telemedical application to reach rural populations. Read more about it here.

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