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VazaZika: A Software Platform for Surveillance and Control of Mosquito-Borne Diseases

  • Eduardo FernandesEmail author
  • Anderson Uchôa
  • Leonardo Sousa
  • Anderson Oliveira
  • Rafael de Mello
  • Luiz Paulo Barroca
  • Diogo Carvalho
  • Alessandro Garcia
  • Baldoino Fonseca
  • Leopoldo Teixeira
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 800)

Abstract

Mosquito-borne diseases negatively affect economically emerging countries. Nevertheless, the current public healthcare solutions are insufficient to support disease surveillance and control. The citizen engagement in reporting mosquito breeding sites is hard to achieve but essential in preventing disease outbreaks. This paper introduces the VazaZika platform aimed to support the surveillance and control of mosquito-borne diseases. This platform evolves the VazaDengue legacy platform with gamification. Through game elements and rules, we aim to make enjoyable and challenging to report mosquito breeding sites via VazaZika. Citizens are continuously rewarded as they perform tasks in the platform. They progress in levels that enable new tasks and jump in rankings according to the citizens’ location. Citizens can also join teams for engaging with challenges, which helps to develop a sense of belonging and connection against the spread of diseases. This paper reports the process of gamifying VazaDengue, the platform user interface and its conceptual model, aimed to support reuse.

Keywords

Gamification Information system Web system Mobile system Public healthcare 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This is work is funded by Newton Fund, FAPEAL under the grant #60030 1201/2016, and CAPES/Procad project under grant #175956.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eduardo Fernandes
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anderson Uchôa
    • 1
  • Leonardo Sousa
    • 1
  • Anderson Oliveira
    • 1
  • Rafael de Mello
    • 1
  • Luiz Paulo Barroca
    • 2
  • Diogo Carvalho
    • 2
  • Alessandro Garcia
    • 1
  • Baldoino Fonseca
    • 2
  • Leopoldo Teixeira
    • 3
  1. 1.Informatics DepartmentPontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)Rio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Computing InstituteFederal University of Alagoas (UFAL)MaceióBrazil
  3. 3.Informatics CenterFederal University of Pernambuco (UFPE)RecifeBrazil

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