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Mobile Apps to Raise Awareness About the Zika Virus

Pace University Computer Science students developed mobile apps to raise awareness about the Zika virus.

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As part of the capstone undergraduate course, Pace University Computer Science students focus on learning about software engineering concepts and applying their skills on a real project (mobile or web).

This year students from Pace University in the US partnered with Brazilian students to address issues related to the Zika virus. What was crucial in the development of the proposed solutions was the practical knowledge of the Brazilian students about the disease. 

Two mobile apps were developed. 

  • ZikaDefender is a game to raise awareness about the Zika Virus. Players eliminate mosquitoes before they can reach their targets. They can learn more about the disease while playing. The game is addictive!
  • ZikAlert provides information about the disease - symptoms, prevention, transmission etc. - and sends reminders about important practices to follow to stay safe.

More information about the apps and the course:


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