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Abstract

ICT healthcare design in rural China is a special topic in product development, and various outputs about ICT, healthcare and rural China from literature are relevant to it. In this paper the author reviews those publications and defines three domains: Design for Base of the Pyramid, User Centered Design and ICT healthcare design. After studying these papers, the author founds out that none of exiting design models can be directly adapted into ICT healthcare design in rural China because some knowledge gaps have not been bridged yet now. As a discussion, the author proposes three investigation areas for the future study.

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