Street Med Apps
Suzanne Tamang, Computer Science
The Street Med Apps project will begin by digitizing resources provided international street medicine trainers and practioners and others resources. It will be designed to meet the need for accessible health, medical and psychosocial information for individuals in low resource environments, or participants in demonstrations and occupations. Currently, there are many first-aid apps, but most are not free, and none provide information on the prevention and treatment of conditions that do not fall into standard first-aid. For development, Suzanne Tamang is using the open source tool, Sencha Touch, that allows for the development of multiple mobile platforms simultaneously and is based on new Web standards.
While at the NML, Suzanne has participated in other projects that aim to develop technological tools to support civic action for populations that are disempowered by a lack of information, and currently she works with the OccupyResearch group OccupyData.