The clinicians are using ODK to collect demographic and health
information on women living in one of the nearby villages. This is a
nice natural experiment because the core ODK team was not involved in
the deployment and the only difference between their old method and
the new method is the addition of ODK.
In their interview at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwI48EZdb1o, the
clinicians confirm that ODK works well in the field.
"[The phone] is easier, honestly. You don't need to carry bulky files
to the field. It's faster [than the paper]."
"My finger is bigger than the tabs...but I think, over time, I got the
hang of it. I didn't really encounter any problems thereafter."
"If a woman answers yes to a certain question, the questions that
follows it are different that if she had answered no. I really like
"[The women] really like the picture part! They are just eager for us
to take their photos!"
Dr. Habiba's and Dr. Nike's feedback adds to a trend we have seen
across deployments of all sizes -- ODK is faster, easier to use and
more efficient than paper.