The m-Shakti App:
The Indian Cancer Society brings to you a revolution in womens healthcare the m-Shakti app. Useful for women everywhere, the app is an easy-to-understand, at-home guide that demystifies breast and cervical cancer illnesses that plague women of reproductive age commonly, but are seldom understood well.
Designed with the aim to simplify and educate, m-Shakti incorporates intuitive and interactive design, simple explanations and comes with an optional voiceover. Currently, it is available in Hindi, with an English version in the offing. m-Shakti is named after its eponymous mascot, Shakti didi, who was created to humanise the app experience. She is a friend, guide and mentor who handholds the user through every bit of information that includes signs, risks, preventive measures, proactive measures and self-examinations. A colour-coding of pink and teal, shades that universally represent breast and cervical cancer, has been adopted to visually distinguish the cancers.
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LANGUAGE OPTIONS: Hindi
POCKET EDUCATION: Find the following information on breast and cervical cancer-
- Signs & symptoms to look out for
- Risk factors to look out for
- Dos & donts to follow
- Steps to conduct a breast self-examination
- Tests to take to prevent cervical cancer
- Measures to take if you show signs & symptoms
- How to get in touch with cancer screening centres
- About the Indian Cancer Society
VOICE-ASSISTANCE: Avail of optional voice-assistance
HUMAN GUIDANCE: Say hello to mascot Shakti Didi who guides you through the app
CANCER SCREENING INFORMATION: In-app information on cancer screening centre
VIDEO LEARNING: Find advice and testimonials by doctors and cancer survivors alike
- Colour-coded sections
- Visual information
- Easy navigation with single tap
FREE USAGE: Watch your health at no cost
This mobile app is intended for informational, education and research purposes only. It is not, and is not, intended for use in the diagnosis of the disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment and prevention of the disease in women.