Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is a Level II Research Centre within the Edith Cowan University (ECU). It is an innovative resource aimed at informing policy and practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, by ensuring that research (and other knowledge sources) is easily accessible.
Lilo was approached to create two applications for HealthInfoNet to promote good hearing and healthy ears.
1) The Hearing Each Other application
Lilo created this Android app for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers, for use when communicating with families about good hearing and healthy ears. The interactive app is also used by family members (on their own phones) to learn about otitis media and associated hearing loss.
The app includes an action list of prevention, management and treatment tasks for people to continue to use on their own smartphones. It was promoted to teachers, family members, health professionals, community workers, Elders, community leaders and community organisations.
2) Make Your Own
Indigenous health workers used the Make your Own app to create flyers or posters good hearing and healthy ears within their community. The app included sample messages based on important health issues linked with Indigenous ear health.
The purpose of the app was used to create locally meaningful resources – in local language, containing local images.