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Cognito: A social platform to share knowledge that enables volunteer oportunity

Social app where individuals and universities can create activities to enhance a healthier lifestyle

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Who is the target audience for your idea and how does it inspire the end user to lead a healthier life?

We have two target audiences: 1. Volunteers: Basically everyone that wants to create content, guides and activities that inspire a healthier lifestyle. The idea is to make a social platform (like wikihow) where everyone can share tips. 2. Beneficiaries: Everyone that reads and consumes the content. However, not everyone has access to smart phones, so the idea is to use a systems that "translates" the content to a feature phone.

The idea is very simple: To create an app where diverse group of people and universities can create content on how to live a healthier lifestyle. There can be different categories such as: fitness, nutrition, lifestyle...

Now, everyone can consume the content of an application, but what if you would know that the guides you create will serve to communities that don't have access to smart phones?

Imagine you could volunteer from wherever you are and help communities all over the world... Jut think about it, feature phones (non smart phones) account for 70% of phones sold worldwide.  

The idea is to transform the content to feature phones (SMS, Voice messages) where everyone can access the information even if they don't have a smart phone, as a company called Celled is already doing to teach English to Spanish speaker communities. 

What skills, input or guidance are you keen to connect with from the OpenIDEO community to help you build out or refine your idea?

Engineers, Application developers, Social Entrepreneurs.

This idea emerged from

  • A group brainstorm
  • A student collaboration

Does your idea currently have an Indiegogo campaign drafted?

  • No


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Wow! This is a refreshing idea with the power to improve knowledge translation and benefit a significant amont of people worldwide. Can anyone be a volunteer? How will the information be controlled?

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