MediCapt: mobile app to collect forensic medical evidenceTool
- Documentation Purpose
- Perpetrator-centred documentation
- Data Collection
- Preservation and Archiving
- License type for code
- Closed source software
- Status of tool
- In development (not yet launched)
- Type of support available for this tool
- Organisation affiliated with this tool
- Logo or video
MediCapt is a mobile application, developed by the Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), to help clinicians more effectively collect, document, and preserve forensic medical evidence of sexual violence to support the prosecution of these crimes.
This critical tool converts a standardized medical intake form for forensic documentation to a digital platform and combines it with a secure mobile camera to facilitate forensic photography. By combining these components, MediCapt will help preserve critical forensic medical evidence of mass atrocities, including sexual violence and torture, for use in courts. Health care providers will use the app to compile medical evidence, photograph survivors’ injuries, and securely transmit the data to authorities engaged in prosecuting and seeking accountability for these crimes.