Ultra low-power computer for rural medical clinics in Africa?
November 20, 2007 2:14 AM Subscribe
A family member is working on a development project in Africa which will involve setting up a database of patient records in rural medical clinics. There are some cheap computers out there now, but only a few solutions consider the cost and unreliability of power in such regions. He also needs something which runs a standard operating system, so the OLPC computer isn't right.
The best I've found so far is the Inveneo
project, which was actually designed with such communities in mind. I'm wondering if there are any other solutions that MeFi community members might know of which are comparable to the one offered by Inveneo?
posted by Kerim to computers & internet (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
There was this post
on Ask MeFi about low-power laptops, but it really addressed a different set of needs than what a development organization would need.