I have always known Joshua Ihejiamaizu via Social Media. Recently, I came across his Health Mobile Application which I believe is the most daring and timely innovation seen in recent times.
If you’re looking for a locally built but professional Health application for your android device, then HealthMobile is one to look at. Designed by NIXIT, the application not only boast a sleek design, but has lofty ambitions.
Here is the story of Health Mobile in Joshua’s words:
Two years ago on our campus, there was this outbreak of typhoid that most students self-diagnosed as malaria, and hence took the wrong medication. The after-effect was that their illness lasted longer than it should have and the typhoid spread very rapidly during that period. That was when we found that there was a gross information gap in the healthcare sector, despite the large amounts of data available in the medical practice.
So when in December 2012 I was made head of an environmental project on campus that was desperately seeking some new direction, I decided to work with them to design an application that would help students on campus diagnose between malaria, typhoid and the other top six diseases that were trending on campus. The app which is available on Blackberry, Java and Symbian devices, also allows students read up on the top eight diseases on campus, get medical advice from consultants, and know which diseases are spreading on campus through the quarterly FUTO healthcare report.
HealthMobile as an after-shoot of that project, is targeted at the global community. It was launched in October 2013 at the Tinapa Knowledge City, Cross River State with 20 healthcare professionals in attendance. We have been able to build this so far because of the much maligned ASUU-Federal Government standoff that lasted 5 months.
Putting a face to Joshua Ihejiamaizu and Johnson Okorie
Joshua Ihejiamaizu is a 21 year old undergraduate of Electrical Electronics Engineering at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He is passionate about Social Entrepreneurship, Technology, Good books, Design and he never walks alone. He is a die hard fan of Liverpool Football Club. You can connect with him on Twitter via @joshuaiheji.
Johnson Okorie is a 22 year old undergraduate of Electrical Electronics Engineering at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He is passionate about Coding, prefers Android, often involved in gaming, algorithms and guns for Arsenal Football Club. He tweets via @jokorie91.
All you need to know about HealthMobile
Put in simple terms, HealthMobile is your Wikipedia for everything Healthcare – including hospital locations, foods & diets, drugs & supplements, First Aid and Health Topics.
The app was co-created by Joshua Ihejiamaizu as lead UI/UX designer and Johnson Okorie as Lead developer. They both founded NIXIT as the company to run HealthMobile.
They intend to take HealthMobile to the next level – which is the cloud (or internet) this year. This will make the content and features of HealthMobile available to any device with an internet connection, and also allow for user-generated content to be added.
Download HealthMobile from the Google Play Store here: HealthMobile
Crowd Funding Effort for HealthMobile:
To enable Joshua and Johnson build the cloud service and make HealthMobile available across devices, support their Indiegogo Crowd Funding Effort
The Video: HealthMobile For #AfricaConnected
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