Developing locally relevant applications for rural South Africa : a telemedicine example

dc.contributor.advisorBlake, Edwin Hen_ZA
dc.contributor.advisorTucker, Williamen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorChetty, Marshinien_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T19:28:35Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T19:28:35Z
dc.date.issued2005en_ZA
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 172-182).en_ZA
dc.description.abstractWithin developing countries, there is a digital divide between rural and urban areas. In order to overcome this division, we need to provide locally relevant Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services to these areas. Traditional software development methodologies are not suitable for developing software for rural and underserviced areas because they cannot take into account the unique requirements and complexities of such areas. We set out to find the most appropriate way to engineer suitable software applications for rural communities. We developed a methodological framework for creating software applications for a rural community. We critically examined the restrictions that current South African telecommunications legislation places on software development for underserviced areas. Our socially aware computing framework for creating software applications uses principles from Action Research and Participatory Design as well as best practice guidelines; it helps us address all issues affecting the project success. The validity of our framework was demonstrated by using it to create Multi-modal Telemedicine Intercommunicator (MuTI). MuTI is a prototype system for remote health consultation for a rural community. It allowed for synchronous and asynchronous communications between a clinic in one village and a hospital in the neighbouring village, nearly 20 kilometers away, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It used Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) combined with a store and forward approach for communication. MuTI was tested over a Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) network for several months.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationChetty, M. (2005). <i>Developing locally relevant applications for rural South Africa : a telemedicine example</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Computer Science. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/6385en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationChetty, Marshini. <i>"Developing locally relevant applications for rural South Africa : a telemedicine example."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Computer Science, 2005. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/6385en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationChetty, M. 2005. Developing locally relevant applications for rural South Africa : a telemedicine example. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Chetty, Marshini AB - Within developing countries, there is a digital divide between rural and urban areas. In order to overcome this division, we need to provide locally relevant Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services to these areas. Traditional software development methodologies are not suitable for developing software for rural and underserviced areas because they cannot take into account the unique requirements and complexities of such areas. We set out to find the most appropriate way to engineer suitable software applications for rural communities. We developed a methodological framework for creating software applications for a rural community. We critically examined the restrictions that current South African telecommunications legislation places on software development for underserviced areas. Our socially aware computing framework for creating software applications uses principles from Action Research and Participatory Design as well as best practice guidelines; it helps us address all issues affecting the project success. The validity of our framework was demonstrated by using it to create Multi-modal Telemedicine Intercommunicator (MuTI). MuTI is a prototype system for remote health consultation for a rural community. It allowed for synchronous and asynchronous communications between a clinic in one village and a hospital in the neighbouring village, nearly 20 kilometers away, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It used Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) combined with a store and forward approach for communication. MuTI was tested over a Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) network for several months. DA - 2005 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2005 T1 - Developing locally relevant applications for rural South Africa : a telemedicine example TI - Developing locally relevant applications for rural South Africa : a telemedicine example UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/6385 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/6385
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationChetty M. Developing locally relevant applications for rural South Africa : a telemedicine example. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Computer Science, 2005 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/6385en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Computer Scienceen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Scienceen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherComputer Scienceen_ZA
dc.titleDeveloping locally relevant applications for rural South Africa : a telemedicine exampleen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMScen_ZA
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