Columbia University Partners with Custom Software Lab on iPAD App

Columbia University has selected Custom Software Lab to develop an innovative iPAD application for the School of Dental Medicine. This new software is a mobile application to guide health workers assessing a child’s risk for early childhood caries (ECC or severe tooth decay) and counseling that child’s family on preventative lifestyle changes. Development of the tool and subsequent pilot with families is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Health workers and families using this application to supplement their face-to-face interaction with the use of the mobile application on a iPAD. MySmileBuddy calculates risk for ECC and assists health workers in providing educational and motivational activities about oral health. The application features assessment questions, interactive day/diet planner, videos and animation, as well as researcher tools including an online equation weighting tool for developing appropriate risk scores and an administrative area for viewing family data.

This new iPAD represents a novel approach to improving dental health through emphasizing prevention rather than repair, exploring ways to move dental education and care into a community health worker context, and helping dentists learn to deliver counseling messages about behavior change.

About Custom Software Lab

Custom Software Lab is not a niche custom software development firm that focuses on a particular market. Our focus is building custom software applications that work for our customers, no matter what business industry they are located in. With over 10 years in the marketplace, we have had experience in almost all industries. Our clients range from new businesses trying to get a foot hold in their industry to large established corporations looking to improve their technical roadmap. We take problems and develop custom solutions for companies across all types of Industries.

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