Chinese Aged Diabetic Assistant (CADA)
Country of Operation
- Beijing Medical UniversityNot-for-profit
- Peking University First HospitalNot-for-profit
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Higher middle-income (60-80%)
- High-income (80-100%)
SummaryThis project utilizes a smart phone based management tool created for elderly diabetics in China.
This project proposes to design and prototype an age and culturally appropriate, interactive diabetes self-management support system on smart phones for robust (independent in activities of daily living) elderly population with diabetes in urban and rural China.
Key program components
Economic development and the resultant lifestyle changes are contributing to rapidly rising diabetes rates in fast-growing nations such as China. To counter this trend, Microsoft Research and a group of researchers from several universities and Chinese medical centers are developing a smartphone-based self-management and support system for elderly diabetics in China. The project will use smartphones to send elderly diabetics recommendations and guidelines related to physical activity, glucose and blood pressure monitoring, weight measurement, and diet. Patients will be trained to enter and send data on glucose levels, and doctors will be able to track patient data and graphically display data for patients. The system designers will use a user-centered design approach to develop software that reflects the preferences and capabilities of the targeted population to achieve maximum usability. The project’s software will be available free of charge and will work on PDAs and smartphones that run the Windows Mobile operating system.