Smartphone technology has penetrated significantly into the society, capturing the entire age spectrum of users, from children to the elderly. They are increasingly viewed as handheld computers rather than phones, due to their powerful onboard computing and communication capability, capacious memories, large screens, and operating systems that encourage development and running of various applications. In the field of noncommunicable disease (NCD) risk factor surveillance, collection of data on NCD risk factors using WHO recommended STEPS methodology has gained momentum worldwide.
This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)
Thakur J S, Jeet G, Tripathy JP. m-STEPS: Developing and implementing a smart innovative android tool for noncommunicable disease risk factor (STEPS) survey in India. International Journal of Non-Communicable Diseases 20161:91-3.
m-STEPS: Developing and implementing a smart innovative android tool for noncommunicable disease risk factor (STEPS) survey in India
Published 12 October 2016