Guest post by Egle Marija Ramanauskaite
EyesOnALZ – a project to crowdsource Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research by the Human Computation Institute, has just launched its first team competition on the Stall Catchers citizen science game, and is inviting new players to join & create teams to #CrushALZ.
The “Stall Catchers” name was selected during a ThinkCamp session at ECSA 2016. The “EyesOnALZ: Engaging Diversity” challenge has gathered a number of ECSA & local community members, who helped to define not just the name, but other aspects of the project as well. These included defining the best approaches for gamifying the citizen science task, and ways to involve diverse communities, including the elderly, caregivers and even AD patients themselves.
Find a video from the event here