First HEDUZA touch panel and box released on 11 April 2012
The first HEDUZA touch panel was installed on 11 April 2012 at the Maternity Clinic of Groote Schuur Hospital at the University of Cape Town, 36 years after the first Apple computer (Apple-I) was released by Steve Jobs.
HEDUZA transforms existing paper-based health information into a fun and informative new experience. HEDUZA aims to achieve this through an interactive multimedia website. One of the main elements of conveying health information is the utilization of storytelling. HEDUZA produces health information video clips for information and entertainment.
HEDUZA specifically targets pregnant women from various socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as well as strengthening the knowledge base of health care workers and doctors around the topic of cardiovascular disease in pregnancy in Africa.
The project is closely linked to the Heart and Maternity Clinic at Groote Schuur Hospital of the University of Cape Town. The content of the platform is developed by a think-tank of doctors and researchers from the University of Cape Town.
The HEDUZA project has been developed using only free and open source software empowered by the phenomenally versatile and powerful, Ubuntu 12.04 desktop and server operating system, Drupal content management system and the The Chromium Project open-source web browser.
From 12 April 2012 onwards patients will be able to access HEDUZA via touch panels at the Maternity Clinic of Groote Schuur Hospital at the University of Cape Town.