Vazzle: Vaccine Puzzle
Vazzle is a puzzle picture frame that can prevent missed opportunities in vaccination in the Philippines.
Describe what you intend to do and how you'll do it in one sentence (required 250 Characters)
MarLiCa Art Gym, will produce Vazzle to tackle missed opportunity in vaccination by giving caregivers an effective and concrete reminder puzzle frame in the Philippines.
Explain the idea (less than 2,000 characters)
According to WHO, missed opportunities in Vaccination (MOV) contribute to low immunization coverage in a variety of settings which includes developing countries.
There is a prevailing under immunization all over the world due to several factors and one of these is due to underutilization of available vaccines. Some of the reasons why children don't get immunized despite the availability of vaccines are, forgetfulness in bringing the subjects to the vaccine providers, wrong immunization history, schedules not communicated, vaccination not seen necessary for older children, calendars not known and days designated for immunization not known, low motivation for immunization, lost vaccination cards, loss of track of session schedules This can lead to outbreaks of the many vaccine preventable diseases. This product aims to make the vaccination activity fun and exciting to lessen MOV.
This is also a constant reminder of their responsibility in protecting their young children.
Vazzle a gamified puzzle consisting of a frame base and pegged puzzle pieces which can stand as a picture frame and trophy at the same time. It can also serve as an incentive, as a badge, a concrete symbol of great achievement once completed.
This will benefit young children especially those from larger families where the vaccination lies in the hands of heavily burdened caregivers of children between the ages of 0–6 years.
A puzzle picture frame vaccination schedule reminder will be given to the caregivers after birth. A complete vaccination schedule on stickers will be attached to different part of the picture frame. This then can be displayed prominently, in the main living area or in strategic places in the caregiver’s home. Every time the child is brought for vaccination, puzzle pieces will be given by the health worker to the caregiver. There will be a constant nudge to the caregiver every time she looks at it. There will be a psychological push saying that the child is not yet safe.
Which part(s) of the world does this idea target?
Geographic Focus (less than 250 Characters)
Hard to reach remote rural and poor densely populated urban areas in developing countries
Who are your end users and how well do you know them? (750 characters)
Caregivers who are forgetful due to so many reasons like, having too many tasks at home, many children to care for, lack of reminders or loss of immunization cards. No caregiver would like to have the burden of an unsafe child. If they get reminded constantly and the reminder is always around and can be seen, they will most likely take time to bring the children to the session sites.
This is the goal! A fully immunized child! A real trophy that every caregiver can be proud of!
The missing vaccination pieces will be a challenge to complete. The caregiver will receive the corresponding piece for every vaccine shot received.
Vazzle bare frame given to all mothers after childbirth, it has all the vaccination schedule. The mother will take it home and she will attach the picture of her child.
How is the idea unique? (750 Characters)
Vazzle is unique because it is a concrete reminder of the whole picture of the child. There is a play on the conscience of the caregiver. Seeing a picture of a child, incompletely protected will have a nagging effect that may be hard to ignore. The playfulness is also unique because all of a sudden this usually boring activity becomes fun and challenging.
I am an entrepreneur and an industrial designer, I can find a way to produce this cheaply out of recycled materials.
It is an added value on top of the immunization cards that are being used today. It adds value because a complete vaccination is a concrete achievement and solving it through a very simple low cost solution is a plus. A low tech idea that can solve a big problem.
Idea Proposal Stage (Select 1)
Blueprint: We are exploring the idea and gathering the inspiration and information we need to test it with real users.
How many months are required for the project idea? (140 characters)
It will takke 4 months to make the prototype and then 2 years to do proper observation of the results.
Organization Name (less than 140 characters)
MarLiCa Art Gym is a community based creative space teaching various skills from basic drawing, painting, crafts and design led by myself.
Type of Submitter
We are a For-Profit Startup or Startup Social Enterprise
Organization Location (less than 140 Characters)
MarLiCa Art Gym, Km. 75, Barangay Inosluban, Lipa City. Philippines
What is the current scale of your organization’s work?
Community (working within one or a few local communities within a region)
Tell us more about your organization/company (1-2 sentences)
The idea of MarLiCa Art Gym started 20 years when I started an art club to teach basic drawing to young people around my community next to my clinic and I observed that those who experienced arts and crafts developed strong characters and became successful individuals. 3 years ago after finishing my Industrial Design degree, I decided to put up a sustainable set up with a vision to guide more people to pursue art and create. Vazzle's success will inspire more to delve into their creativity.
Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (750 characters)
I will partner with the Department of Health in Manila, so they can assign the test areas. I had the cooperation of Lipa City District Health Center and many health workers in my local community while evaluating Vaxi. They will carry out the actual usage tests necessary to validate the claims of the Vaxi to get reliable evaluation results. I created a group called Flight of Hope after the onslaught of typhoon Yolanda organized my doctor colleagues, mountaineering friends and the whole community to help in a medical mission, rescue/ rebuilding in Tacloban. We then followed it up by holding livelihood workshops and supplied them with rice seeds. In just a week, I was able to tap into my network to make a huge task seem so small.
How many people are on your team?
Tell us more about you and your team
Louie L. Villaverde, Master of Engineering, BS Mechatronics. Head, LIKHA FabLab he and I will collaborate together with the engineers who are involved with the fab lab to create the working prototype of Vaxi. Dr. Mike Marasigan is an active voice in the medical community and very active in immunization campaigns. He can sound advice in tackling the product usage and testing once the prototype is ready. He can guide us on how to assess the product's efficiency and usage. He will collaborate with us further on testing our carrier. Tito de la Pena, currently a professor in the University of the Philippines College of Fine Art, Industrial Design Department, one of the officers of Design Center Philippines and one of the organizers of HEED (Humanitarian Engineering Entrepreneurship and Design), is my guide in this design project from day one. He will continue to support me actively in this endeavor.
John tan is the CEO of Vaquoform and he will support the production of my prototype.
John Lee is the general manager of Klio Foodkeepers and he will support the prototype production of Vazzle.