Development and Significance of “Mamin”: A Child-Care Record-Keeping Mobile Application for Parents

Makiko Oowaki*, Yasuko Iida, and Masafumi Koshiyama

Development and Significance of “Mamin”: A Child-Care Record-Keeping Mobile Application for Parents.

Many studies have indicated that early detection, early intervention and treatment lead to a favorable prognosis for child illnesses and disabilities, the slightest signs of which, in reality, are
often overlooked.

There are mobile application for screening Autisum,3 or for tracking growth of extremely preterm or extremely low birthweight infants.4 “Mamin” specifically records daily child development, enabling earliest screening of and intervention for developmental abnormality. This paper is a report on our development of a childcare record-keeping mobile application known as “Mamin” and its significant roles in the early detection of latent child illnesses and disabilities.

For the proper detection of child disorders, careful observations of the undisguised words and actions of a child is indispensable. However, the increasing number of working couples has made it
difficult for parents to observe and record their child’s behavior and development in a timely manner. One way to manage this difficulty may involve the adoption of networking system, through
which child-care information can be accessed via tablet or smartphone used by the parents at any time and in any place.
In some cases, a family may have more than one ill or disabled child. For example, twins may have illnesses or disabilities due to a congenital background or acquired postnatally due to birth problems. Furthermore, genetic mis-fortune may affect every birth in a family. The individual recording system assists parents in correctly making a record without mixing up information on different children.

Women Health Open J. 2018; 4(1): 8-10. doi: 10.17140/WHOJ-4-126