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FoneAstra: Enabling Remote Monitoring of Vaccine Cold-Chains
 

Summary: FoneAstra: Enabling Remote
Monitoring of Vaccine Cold-Chains
Using Commodity Mobile Phones
Rohit Chaudhri1, Eleanor O'Rourke1, Shawn McGuire2,
Gaetano Borriello1, Richard Anderson1,2
1Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington, Seattle
2PATH, Seattle
Motivation
Vaccine "Cold-Chain": Temperature-controlled
supply-chain for vaccine distribution
2o
C 8o
C temperature range (WHO standard)
Cold-chain problems can damage vaccines
Power failures, equipment failures etc.
Freezing exposure more frequent and serious
Need for continuous monitoring
Vaccine Cold-Chain (VCC) Monitoring
Vaccine storage equipment

  

Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences