Device to support health

National, Normal

The National, Monday 20th May 2013

 A NEW touch-screen technology in the form of an automatic teller-like machine is expected to help people access information on health.

The information kiosk machine has a robust touch-screen kiosk, a user-interface, high-quality health information requiring minimal literacy and computer skills, 35-plus topics on children’s health, mental health, nutrition, rheumatic fever  and sexual health and interactive films, music, documentaries, games and animations. 

HITnet stands for Heuristic interactive technology.

The machine can be purchased through HITnet’s local dealer, Remington Technologies at K65,200.

The company produces learning materials then deploys them to its national network of public touch-screen kiosks, enabling free access to learning. 

“Can you still imagine not being able to read and write? 

“It’s 2013 but it’s the reality in the world and it’s a fact in the Aboriginal communities where we’ve got projects that started 12 years ago,” HITnet director of creative production Helen Travers said at the launching of the machine in Port Moresby last Friday.

Health and HIV/AIDS Minister Michael Malabag said the potential for HITnet’s approach to information delivery would improve people’s lives in the prevention of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse and promotion of good mental health, immunisation, nutrition and basic hygiene.