HCPC: Healthy Crossroads in Pregnancy Care - A Scoping and Participatory Design Study of the Potential for Information Communication Technologies to Improve Maternal Health Care in India


Maternal health is one of the foremost public health challenges in India. This partnership aims to co-inquire what roles Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) might play in enhancing and shaping (individual and community-based) socio-cultural practices around pregnancy care in India.

We have brought together a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural, and cross-geographical group of researchers, technology designers, public & community health workers, and grassroots citizens' organisations to explore the opportunities afforded by ICTs to help identify, promote and/or restrict reproductive health practices for pregnant women, newborns, and their communities.

The nine month project involves mapping, ethnographic, and participatory codesign work in rural and urban settings to understand and scope the potential for ICTs to help improve maternal health.

More information is available on the project's website.

Research Team

  • Nervo Verdezoto, University of Leicester, UK
  • Naveen Bagalkot, Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, Bangalore, India
  • Paula Griffiths, Loughborough University, UK
  • Nicola Mackintosh, University of Leicester, UK
  • Deidre Harrington, University of Leicester, UK
  • Sreeparna Chattopadhyay, Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, Bangalore, India

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