According to the World Health Organization approximately 216 million cases of malaria occur in the world and the disease kills about 655,000 people. Do you want to play hunting parasites in real blood samples? You only need one minute! MalariaSpot is a game developed by researchers who have gamified the process of diagnosing malaria. There are not enough specialists in the world to diagnose malaria, and you can help! MalariaSpot combine the results from several players to obtain an image analysis as reliable as the one made by a specialist.
From April 10th to April 15th, Citizen Science Games was hosting the @IamCitSci Twitter account. The whole week was dedicated to games and science. We storified the week in different episodes, in case you missed […]
miCROWDscopy: Video games and mobile microscopes for collective telediagnosis of global health diseases The European Foundations Award for Responsible Research & Innovation (EFARRI) aims to identify research groups that have successfully incorporated methods to align […]
Despite major progress in the last 15 years, the reduction of the burden of malaria and tuberculosis remains a key objective for global health. Between 2000 and 2014, 43 million lives were saved through effective […]
Background: There are 600,000 new malaria cases daily worldwide. The gold standard for estimating the parasite burden and the corresponding severity of the disease consists in manually counting the number of parasites in blood smears […]