@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10001988,
	  title     = {Development of a Mobile Image-Based Reminder Application to Support Tuberculosis Treatment in Africa},
	  author    = {Haji Ali Haji and  Hussein Suleman and  Ulrike Rivett},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {This paper presents the design, development and
evaluation of an application prototype developed to support
tuberculosis (TB) patients’ treatment adherence. The system makes
use of graphics and voice reminders as opposed to text messaging to
encourage patients to follow their medication routine. To evaluate the
effect of the prototype applications, participants were given mobile
phones on which the reminder system was installed. Thirty-eight
people, including TB health workers and patients from Zanzibar,
Tanzania, participated in the evaluation exercises. The results
indicate that the participants found the mobile image-based
application is useful to support TB treatment. All participants
understood and interpreted the intended meaning of every image
correctly. The study findings revealed that the use of a mobile visualbased
application may have potential benefit to support TB patients
(both literate and illiterate) in their treatment processes.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Biomedical and Biological Engineering},
	  volume    = {9},
	  number    = {8},
	  year      = {2015},
	  pages     = {620 - 627},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10001988},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/104},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 104, 2015},
	}