P17: Health III

E-poster session | Chairperson: Holly Woodward | Wednesday, 09 September 2020 | 18:00-18:15

18:00-18:05  |  P17.1 GeoVin: public participation in the fight against Chagas disease

Author/s: Joaquin Cochero, Lorenzo Pattori, Agustín Balsalobre, Soledad Ceccarelli and Gerardo Marti

Presenter: Joaquín Cochero

In Geovin we gather information of the distribution of “kissing bugs” (triatomines), that include a vector species of the parasite that causes Chagas disease. The GeoVin app has over 700 registered citizen scientists in Argentina; with the information gathered through this tool, we used a machine-learning approach to train a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) to recognize true kissing bugs directly from photos taken with cellphone cameras. The CNN reached correct identification rates of 94%, identifying true kissing bugs from other insects even with blurred images, poor lighting or with the presence of other objects in the photo. 

18:05-18:10  |  P17.2 TOPFIT Citizenlab: a citizen science region for health, well-being and prevention in the Netherlands

Author/s: Sabine Wildevuur, Steven Dorrestijn, Jan Jukema, Kornelia Konrad, Marjolein den Ouden, Frits Oosterveld, Monique Tabak, Renske van Wijk, and Ben Kokkeler

Presenter: Sabine Wildevuur

Answering complex societal challenges such as the increasing health inequalities between groups of citizens, requires a collaborative approach between citizens as end-users, professionals as facilitators of healthcare and scientists as co-developers of knowledge and innovation. To this end, a consortium in the east of the Netherlands of universities, companies, local and regional government and healthcare organizations has developed the 3 research and innovation program Citizenlab. This is part of the open innovation program TOPFIT that aims to add two healthy years to life expectancy in the next decade. Citizenlab is an environment that allows experimenting with the concept citizen science.

18:10-18:15  |  P17.3 Ergocity app: Pilot mobile application for real-time measurement of ergonomic deficiencies in public space

Author/s: Rebeca Silva-Roquefort, Pamela Smith and Valentina Zuñiga

Presenter: Rebeca Silva-Roquefort
The urban ergonomics approach proposes an appropriate scale of analysis for people, which brings their aspirations and activities closer to the design of the public spaces in which they operate. The importance of having accessible environments and their in-depth knowledge, for a correct detection of existing problems and their subsequent adaptation, are some of the motivations on which the Ergo-City App project is based. In this sense, the Ergo-city App is an approach to citizen participation in the construction of public spaces through mobile technologies, which requi res a larger-scale insertion, as well as comparative studies between regions or countries.