INSHA: Intelligent Nudging System for Hand Hygiene Awareness

Sopicha Stirapongsasuti, Kundjanasith Thonglek, Shinya Misaki, Yugo Nakamura, Keiichi Yasumoto: INSHA: Intelligent Nudging System for Hand Hygiene Awareness. In Proceedings of the 21th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA '21), Association for Computing Machinery 2021, ISBN: 9781450386197.

Abstract

Maintaining hand hygiene is the one of the most effective way to prevent the spread of germs during a pandemic. This paper focuses on encouraging people to use a hand sanitizer more frequently by applying the nudge theory to improve hand hygiene behavior in private organizations. We propose a system that recognizes hand hygiene behavior using face recognition and detects hand sanitizer use. The system responds to the user's personal hand hygiene behavior with animation of a virtual bonsai as an interactive agent. To preserve user privacy, we implemented the system on an edge device and conducted experiments for 4 case studies in 2 real-world organizations. The results showed that the system improved the hand hygiene behavior of people in a private organization.

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@conference{sophicha-2021-iva,
title = {INSHA: Intelligent Nudging System for Hand Hygiene Awareness},
author = {Sopicha Stirapongsasuti, Kundjanasith Thonglek, Shinya Misaki, Yugo Nakamura, Keiichi Yasumoto},
editor = {ACM IVA 2021},
url = {https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/3472306.3478355?sid=SCITRUS
},
doi = {10.1145/3472306.3478355},
isbn = {9781450386197},
year  = {2021},
date = {2021-09-14},
urldate = {2021-09-14},
booktitle = {In Proceedings of the 21th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA '21)},
pages = {8},
organization = {Association for Computing Machinery},
abstract = {Maintaining hand hygiene is the one of the most effective way to prevent the spread of germs during a pandemic. This paper focuses on encouraging people to use a hand sanitizer more frequently by applying the nudge theory to improve hand hygiene behavior in private organizations. We propose a system that recognizes hand hygiene behavior using face recognition and detects hand sanitizer use. The system responds to the user's personal hand hygiene behavior with animation of a virtual bonsai as an interactive agent. To preserve user privacy, we implemented the system on an edge device and conducted experiments for 4 case studies in 2 real-world organizations. The results showed that the system improved the hand hygiene behavior of people in a private organization.},
keywords = {behavior change, COVID-19, Nudge},
pubstate = {published},
tppubtype = {conference}
}