Nice story: cellular technology being used for saving lives in Brazil


A nice video from Nokia shows that in the city of Manaus, in the middle of the Amazonic jungle, the local government is using E71s to fight the spread of the Dengue Fever.

The device is used mainly as a data-capture device, which transmits data about danger areas and preventive treatments done to the authority labs directly at the moment of its capture.

In the video below, you can see the report by the government agent, that tells that information that once (on the days of the paper forms) would take two months to get to them now arrives in the same day.

Reports from medical organizations say that this approach, together with other modernizations, have brought the danger level of contamination in Manaus down significantly in the period between 2008 and 2009.

It is nice to see mobile technology being used for human wellcare instead of only for our comfort, isn't it? Those are the moments that I sigh and say "well, there are still some good things being done in the world of today"....