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Using Mobile Phones for Secure, Distributed Document Processing in the Developing World
April-June 2005 (vol. 4 no. 2)
pp. 74-81
Tapan S. Parikh, University of Washington
Although paper plays an essential role in many information ecologies in the developing world, paper-based record keeping can be inefficient and inflexible. The CAM document-processing framework, so called because the phone?s built-in digital camera plays a key role in the user interface, exploits smart mobile phones? utility, usability, and growing ubiquity to link paper with modern information tools. The CAM interface consists of CamForm augmented documents, which users interact with; the CamBrowser mobile phone application, which interprets these documents; and the CamShell scripting language, which ties the two together. CAM is a cost effective and accessible way of providing information services to remote rural areas.
Index Terms:
visual codes, paper user interface, document processing, ICT for development, rural development, India, microfinance, security and usability, design for semi-literate users
Citation:
Tapan S. Parikh, "Using Mobile Phones for Secure, Distributed Document Processing in the Developing World," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 74-81, April-June 2005, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2005.43
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