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Azra commented on Reimagining the Home as a Living Laboratory

Sure, great idea! I have updated the description with more details.


Azra commented on Reimagining the Home as a Living Laboratory

Hi Sarah, thank you so much for your kind comment! Would definitely love to stay connected. I added more details as suggested!

Hi Sofia,

This is an excellent question! As also mentioned in our application, to motivate usage of provided information, we will be providing monetary and social incentives to health workers. Health workers are already used to receiving incentives for carrying out different tasks, this system will sit upon that existing infrastructure and continue to provide incentives for carrying out activities suggested by the application. Additionally, the greater visibility of the concerns of the communities they serve was also cited to be a motivation by the health workers.

Additionally, many of the features of our application are simply meant to replace pain points and fit into existing processes. We've been working with and studying the target population for almost two years now and as such have gained a deep understanding of their workflows and pain points. As such, we are not targeting disruption, but more of a streamlining of existing work. Also, by providing visualizations, we hope to make intangible benefits more concrete to ASHAs to further motivate them such as displaying time spent on work (much of which is currently spent on mundane required tasks) and improvement in health coverage and health outcomes.

Your project sounds very interesting, good luck!