WashWall: An Interactive Smart Mirror for Motivating Handwashing Among Primary School Children

Dees B.W. Postma*, Champika M. Ranasinghe, Christos Constantinou, Vincent P.G. Diks, Younghun Rhee, Willem H.P. van Dijk, Amir Sassanian, Dennis Reidsma

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

17 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Hand hygiene became one of the key measures to prevent COVID-19 infection and the spread of the virus. This, however, is challenging with young children (e.g., primary school). Primary school teachers spend a lot of time supervising and helping children to wash their hands and making sure they wash their hands regularly and correctly. Educating children of the need for handwashing and training them to wash hands for 20 s alone does not motivate young children enough to wash their hands without supervision. We developed WashWall, an interactive smart mirror that uses gamification to motivate young children to wash their hands in an engaging way. We deployed WashWall in a primary school and conducted a user study (N = 14) to evaluate its practicality, effectiveness, and user experience. Results show that children engaged in the activity for a significantly longer duration, enjoyed playing WashWall, and learned the game easily and fast.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2023
Subtitle of host publication19th IFIP TC13 International Conference, York, UK, August 28 – September 1, 2023, Proceedings, Part II
EditorsJosé Abdelnour Nocera, Marta Kristín Lárusdóttir, Helen Petrie, Antonio Piccinno, Marco Winckler
PublisherSpringer
Pages234-253
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-42283-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-42282-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2023
Event19th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2023 - York, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Aug 20231 Sept 2023
Conference number: 19

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume14143
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference19th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2023
Abbreviated titleINTERACT 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityYork
Period28/08/231/09/23

Keywords

  • Children
  • COVID-19
  • Gamification
  • Handwashing
  • Infections
  • 2024 OA procedure

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'WashWall: An Interactive Smart Mirror for Motivating Handwashing Among Primary School Children'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this