Category Archives: Dengue
We are thrilled to announce that our project “Dengue Torpedo” has won an Innovation Grant from UBS Optimus Foundation. Dengue Torpedo is a web and cellphone service (in development) designed to motivate community residents to report and eliminate the breeding sites of the mosquito Aedes aegypti that transmits the virus causing dengue fever. Dengue is spreading uncontrollably worldwide, with numbers of cases doubling from one year to the next. Social Apps Lab co-Director James Holston will launch pilot-studies of Dengue Torpedo in Brazil in collaboration with Drs. Eva Harris, Josefina Coloma and their Sustainable Sciences Institute.