AD Science Kids Squad
Transform the atopic dermatitis from a personal weakness to a subject of biological study of own eczema together with classmates and peers.
Please elaborate on your proposed solution to the challenge in no more than 300 words.
The objective is to change the AD stigma (which trigger the bullying), into a strength.
Studying AD histology of personal eczema together with classmates and peers will rise the popularity of the suffering student and make it special. This is a social process similar to the ones that make popular a kid who injures his/her knees.
The citizen science is well advanced, the optical microscopes are widespread in schools and software to illustrate the nano-biochemistry and histology aspects is freely available. There are also RGB sensors both in most tablets/smartphones and in single Board Computers platforms like Arduino. Therefore, the AD suffering kid along with classmates and peers can easily study his/her own skin lesions by: looking at school microscope or amarthphone attached lens, and by measure the RGB color spectgum of the eczema.
More advanced science geeks will build ARDUINO RGB sensors and connect cameras to study together the AD of the classmate.
To support this joint classroom study of the AD, we will elaborate Guidelines to cover microscopy techniques, AD characteristics and use of RGB sensors and cameras. The Guideline will also include a section of pedagogy and one of parenting, dedicated to the organisational aspects of the proposed pro-active anti-bullying practical method. The microscopy, the bilogy and the Arduino components will be developed in the ADEMED's premises and tested in partner schools in Romania.
What is the name of your organization?
Asociatia pentru Dezvoltare si Mediu - ADEMED
Where are you and your organization based?
Please provide a description of your organization.
Established in 2013, ADEMED serves Bucharest and Brebu communities and specifically youth. ADEMED educate students using cutting edge technologies and citizen science..
What is your name?
While we’re still only in the Ideas phase of the challenge, roughly, how much do you think your project will cost?