Mobile software vendor Diversinet Inc. will provide to the U.S. Army secure messaging software downloadable to cell phones that enable soldiers with mild traumatic brain injuries to keep in touch with Army caregivers.

The Toronto-based vendor's five-year contract is worth more than $390,000 in first-year revenue. The program, which the Army calls "mCare," is expected to serve as many as 10,000 soldiers. Secure messaging will enable soldiers to schedule appointments and receive reminders, health and wellness tips, recovery goals and general announcements from a secure central Web site. Patients can transmit to caregivers information to track body weight, moods, energy levels, sleep patterns, pain levels, relationships, anger management and an overall sense of well-being.

Soldiers provide the phone. The Army has licensed Diversinet's MobiSecure SMS messaging and MobiSecure Wallet and Vault applications which work with or without a data plan.

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