Hello Change community, I'm a computer science PhD student looking to talk with people who have experience with pediatrics in low-resource settings, for applications or insights to develop pediatric screening tools for this context. If you or someone you knows has that experience and are willing to chat, I'd love to hear from you!
To give you more context on who I am, I'm part of a lab that works on a number of projects to harness mobile phone sensors for medical applications (you can find an overview here <https://ubicomplab.cs.washington.edu/pdfs/lab/ubicomplab-health.pdf>). I've specifically been working on screening newborns for dangerous levels of jaundice (you can find more information about it here <https://ubicomplab.cs.washington.edu/publications/bilicam/>, including a link to a PDF should you want more detail). I'm interested in uncovering other challenges or needs in pediatrics and exploring whether we can leverage phone sensors to make them more accessible -- especially for low resource environments. The example that came to mind was screening infants or young children for nutrition, which to my understanding entails measuring their height or arm circumference. For these diagnostics, or any of the other challenges in the pediatric space, I'd be interested in aspects like what specifically makes them challenging and how people screen/diagnose (i.e. what and when people measure). I would be very grateful for any pointers you could offer be it relevant literature, thoughts, a change to meet or call if you have relevant expertise, or recommendations of other people to contact. Thank you, Lilian de Greef ldegr...@uw.edu
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