HE Eng. Essa Al Maidoor, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority , said: “It is important to keep up with changing times and adapt latest technologies across all fields of health care including community health education so as to enhance customer experience.
Today, with the smart technology revolution, people can access information on their fingertips, at a time convenient to them.
Augmented technology fundamentally changes the way we interact with things and objects on a daily basis and in terms of print, it brings it to life. It is highly interactive, has features such as live characters that pop-up on screen, audio features among many others that significantly enhance user experience."
Dr Manal Taryam, CEO of Primary Health Care at the DHA, said: " This is the latest technology in health education and an extremely interactive way of raising health awareness. People of all ages, particularly the youth, will appreciate this technology. As we move towards smart health, we envision further developing this field to reach out to all sections of the community."
She said people can download the app known as ‘Health Education’ on their smart devices and once downloaded they need to open the app, get onto camera mode and choose the print version of the DHA brochures. Once they scan the first page, the brochure will play on their phones in an augmented reality format.
The DHA brochures are available across all 14 primary healthcare centres and at the DHA’s stand at GITEX 2014. People can download the brochures which will contain information about prevention, early detection and treatment of various diseases.