Oxford Long-Term Ecology Lab

Long-Term Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation, and Environmental Stewardship Technologies


This Friday (23rd April 2021) a randomised controlled trial (RCT) aiming to understand use and uptake of the smartphone HumBug acoustic monitoring system will begin with 148 participants recruited from four villages in Tanzania: Kivukoni, Minepa, Mavimba and Milola. Each participant will receive a budget smartphone pre-loaded with our Mozzwear application mosquito sensor, and a modified  mosquito HumBug bed net containing a pocket where the mosquito sensor will be placed.

The study requires each participant to switch on the mozzwear sensor before getting into bed, before they go to sleep, and to turn it off the next morning and upload the recorded data.

This trial will be conducted for four months and it aims to help us understand what incentives will improve local community collection of mosquito sound data using smartphones.

For further details about the trial, please refer to the following page on our website: our-rct-has-started-in-tanzania

 

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