mDENGUE mobile application was awarded gold at ITEX 2017   

Congratulations to our SEACO IT team for bringing home gold for the invention of mDENGUE App.

The International Technology Exhibition (ITEX) is where new inventors from different universities and institutes exhibit their latest invention to other inventors and visitors. The ITEX was held from the 11th to 13th of May 2017 at the Kuala Lumper Convention Center. SEACO along with five other different Monash University Malaysia inventors were invited to exhibit their own inventions. The SEACO IT team was awarded gold for their invention of mDengue mobile application. SEACO in collaboration with the Segamat District Public Health Office developed the mDengue mobile application. The pioneers of the mobile application development were Kridaraan, Norliza and Ameerul from the SEACO IT team. The brains behind this idea was none other than the Director and Associate Director of SEACO Prof Daniel Reidpath and Prof Pascale Allotey respectively.

The application was launched by YB Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, Minister of Health on November 20th, 2016 at Segamat. The purpose of the mDengue mobile application is to help control the dengue vector (Aedes mosquitoes) at a community level at Segamat, Johore. The mobile application is used as a technological tool for the community to take pictures of a potential breeding site of mosquitoes. Once the picture is taken it is uploaded into the mobile application site to be verified as a true potential mosquitoes breeding site. Once the site is confirmed as a threat for dengue, officers from the Segamat Health District Office will do the necessary to terminate the breeding site, and upon termination the now mosquito-free site picture will be uploaded onto the mobile application and the Health District Office will be able to monitor and control the situation in the hopes of reducing the victimization of the dengue virus disease. The mDengue mobile application is currently only applicable in Segamat, however there are plans to expand the site in other parts of Malaysia in the near future.

From left Dr Joash Tan Ban Lee, Mr Mohamed Ismail bin Mohamed Tahir and Ms Norliza Mat after receiving their awards at ITEX 2017.

From left: Mr Ameerul Afif (SEACO IT team) presenting to Prof Mahendhiran Nair, Vice President (Research and Development) Monash University Malaysia with Ms Norliza Mat (SEACO IT team).

From left Mr Ameerul Afif and Ms Norliza Mat from SEACO IT team at the mDengue Mobile application booth before presenting to the judges.