FastCompany Influencers

Coco is a world changing idea

We think Coco digital medical records for 5b people is a world changing idea.

So…. we just applied for the FastCompany World Changing Ideas 2022 awards. Wish us luck.

If you are doing something good you should apply too!

Bloomberg Devices Influencers MR - MacRumours Sensors Trends Watches WSJ - Wall Street Journal

Apple Watch Thermometer and Blood Pressure Delta Runours

Wall Street Journal and MacRumours articles today suggest much broader ambitions for Apple Watch in health including fertility, arterial fibrillation, sleep apnea and more.

But you might have to wait until 2022.

Edit: Bloomberg also published a follow up article suggesting blood sugar monitoring would also be added and official ids such as drivers licenses (and by our own extrapolation potentially also vaccine passports?).

And a bigger screen used more wisely.

Apple’s Bigger Watch Will Jam More Data Than Ever on Your Wrist

Cheers, Ed.

BBC Channels Influencers News Sources

Children rarely suffer long term from Covid – Kings College research

Long-lasting Covid-19 symptoms rare in children says BBC


UN Rankings of Global Health Systems

Detailed report here

The aim of Coco is to help the lowest 100+ countries as listed in the global health systems ranking report.

At least 1 billion people and possibly as many as 5+ billion.

Cloud first, open source, mobile first and free for 100% of citizens and freemium for 90-95% of clinics, hospitals, health professionals and providers.


New CBI Health Technology Report

CB Insights has just released their Future Of Health report May/June 2020.

Key points –

  • health data is exploding in size and complexity
  • administration overheads are exploding due to regulation
  • major US tech players are using these challenges and their unique data sets; increasingly powerful reach and brands along with enormous cash stockpiles to create a better customer experience and a defensible beachhead learning from CN leader WeChat
  • trust issues are holding back the industry
  • food as medicine is a major trend backed by research and ecommerce delivery capabilities
  • the pandemic has created large tech opportunities and partnerships


Our Vision & Principles

Our Vision At Coco

Today the world population is approaching 8 Billion people. Only around 25% have medical records. Coco will help the next 6 Billion.

Our Guiding Principles At Coco

  1. Free health records available for all citizens of developing nations. 
  2. Multi country, multi clinic, multi language, multi person (family/friends), multi device.
  3. All experiences in one app (even if you need to photograph paper), delivered as a family of apps that seamless interoperate.
  4. Free for 95%+ of clinics and groups of clinics or departments in hospitals.
    Top 1-5% will be charged for some advanced features. Eg. elective surgery, cosmetic surgery, expats, luxury/private.
  5. Simple to use.
  6. Use volunteers but only the best who can work in a team.
  7. Iterate, experiment and stay agile.

New CocoChat app

We are in the process of finalising a new member of the Coco app family called CocoChat.

CocoChat provides video and audio conversations (and later text chat) from any internet browser to any other internet browser regardless of device. Our initial focus for testing is chrome on windows laptops and android phones.

Based on open standards (see for fast support of every device it will initially be web only and then in-app web.

Ideal applications will be patient to doctor/clinic/nurse, family to family, friend to friend and colleague to colleague in or across departments in corporate organisations and government organisations.

initial markets will be India and Myanmar and possibly others.

If you have ideas or requirements please contact us or enter them in the comments below.

Features we are looking at include –

  • video
  • multi person video
  • audio / audio only
  • text
  • text search
  • profile photo
  • audio indicator when speaking
  • mute on/off/temporary with space bar
  • camera on/off
  • confidential mode (no recording)
  • recording and local saving
  • paid version for calls over 20 minutes
  • paid version for recording
  • integration into major identity systems
    (apple, amazon, google, facebook, cococard, avatar)

WHO Health Report for Myanmar

World Health Organisation report for Myanmar (previously known as Burma) can be found here.

We will be launching the cococard app in Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar.  You can read the original announcement here.



Announcing The Coco Card Project

Cococard the Free Community Health App

The cococard project is a free community health app for user globally starting in developing markets. World Health Organisation rankings of the global health systems are listed below.


Key features of the cococard app include –

  • personal and family health records e.g parents may have access to personal and dependents, incident history, treatment history, care plan, emergency contacts and alerts
  • free for most people, heavy commercial users may be asked to pay pay a small fee
  • mobile first
  • cloud storage and backup
  • multi language
  • simple to use for citizens and professionals
  • careful sharing with family and carers
  • booking appointments with professionals
  • privacy, identity and security controls

Initially we are starting in developing countries because they are in the most need of assistance.

Myanmar is currently ranked 190th out of 190 countries for their health system. There are 55m+ people in the country previously known as Burma.

There are around 3 billion people in the countries around Myanmar. Nearby are Cambodia (174th), Laos (165th), Nepal (150th) and Bhutan (124th).

We are starting this project in Yangon the largest city in Myanmar.