Project: EpiHandy

Florian mentioned it before: We left to South Africa on Saturday late afternoon and took the plane to Johannesburg via Munich. Everything was fine, we arrived without problems. We were picked up from the airport and on the way to our hotel we got a first glimpse of Johannesburg. We visited the Rosenberg Mall and had delicious lunch.

Then we went to Melville, a very hip area in town, where we attendet the infomal meetup of MobileActive08 participants. It was great and we met a lot of people like Peter, Marc and Joern working on some mobile framework at the University of Kampala, Uganda. The project is called EpiHandy, and it is

a new cutting edge solution that  revolutionizes the way in which surveys and data collection is done in health and development research. It eliminates bulky paper questionnaires and subsequent data entry as well as costly errors related to manual data entry and lack of validation of data at time of collection. [Snip taken from here]

It is basicly a mix up of different technologies like .NET and Java ME and they support basic form handling and data transmission of the forms. The next step is to incorporate a workflow engine to support complex flows and forms depending on each other. They got massive funding and they team up with the University of Bergen, Norway. They are planning to invest 40 manyears of labour in the next 4 years. Good luck!

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Project: EpiHandy
was published on 13.10.2008 by Martin Konzett. It files under sub saharan africa
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  1. » Blog Archive » MobileActive08: Peter Wakholi Says:

    […] In this interview Peter Wakholi, head of a department unit and lecturer at Makerere University (the largest university in Uganda), talks about his work on open source applications that allow people to gather data in the field using mobile phones. The project involves partners from South Africa, the U.S., and Norway. (See also our earlier blog post about the EpiHandy project.) […]

  2. kaTa Says:

    Epihandy conforms to OpenROSA standards. Uses xforms and has a back end for data processing. Great tool

  3. » Blog Archive » MobileActive08: Jørn Klungsøyr Says:

    […] also the earlier blog post on the EpiHandy project and our interview with Peter […]