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Prototype Design of Android App for Mothers of Preterm Infants

  • Abhilash Patil
  • Ganesh BhutkarEmail author
  • Mihir Pendse
  • Amod Tawade
  • Aniruddha Bodkhe
  • Shubham Shaha
  • Shahaji Deshmukh
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 544)

Abstract

The challenging family and work environments affect health of women as well as their pregnancies in developing countries like India. Some of these pregnancies occur too early and may lead to health complications at the time of child birth. A preterm birth of infants is a significant public health issue and there are several problems faced by mothers and their families. These problems include absence of messaging/calling service in emergency, lack of communication channel with physicians, no platform for experience sharing, poor understanding about infant growth tracking, induced mental stress and shattered confidence. This paper discusses about a paper prototype design of proposed app for mothers of preterm infants. A paper prototype for this app is designed based on correlated literature survey as well as peer Android app review. This prototype design include several facilities for ‘Save Our Souls’ (SOS), user guide, growth tracking, experience sharing and mother’s health monitoring, improving their work engagement and communication with assigned physician(s). In future, this app will provide a user guide in local Indian languages along with experience sharing option for mothers.

Keywords

Mother Preterm infant Android app Paper prototype Neonatal ICU 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We thank the physicians and medical staff at Bharati Hospital, Pune for their valuable inputs during prototype design of proposed mobile app for mothers of preterm infants. The research team has to face tough time as this paper has been completed during hospitalization and sad demise of Mr. Dattatray Bhutkar – father of one of the coauthors – Dr. Ganesh Bhutkar.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abhilash Patil
    • 1
  • Ganesh Bhutkar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mihir Pendse
    • 1
  • Amod Tawade
    • 1
  • Aniruddha Bodkhe
    • 1
  • Shubham Shaha
    • 1
  • Shahaji Deshmukh
    • 2
  1. 1.Vishwakarma Institute of TechnologyPuneIndia
  2. 2.Bharati HospitalPuneIndia

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