Participatory disease detection through digital volunteerism: how the doctorme application aims to capture data for faster disease detection in thailand

@inproceedings{Susumpow2014ParticipatoryDD,
  title={Participatory disease detection through digital volunteerism: how the doctorme application aims to capture data for faster disease detection in thailand},
  author={Patipat Susumpow and Patcharaporn Pansuwan and Nathalie Sajda and Adam W. Crawley},
  booktitle={WWW},
  year={2014}
}
This paper reports the work in progress of incorporating a participatory disease detection mechanism into the existing web- and mobile device application DoctorMe in Thailand. As Southeast Asia has a high likelihood of hosting potential outbreaks of epidemics it is crucial to enable citizens to collectively contribute to improved public health through crowdsourced data, which is currently lacking. This paper focuses foremost on the localised approach, utilizing elements such as gamification… CONTINUE READING