Inspiration

Research studies still struggle to recruit underrepresented populations. How can we recruit more people from diverse backgrounds, especially when tech proficiency/literacy is low among such groups? How can we ensure to include people who may not own a smart phone? How can we ensure a low-cost communication with people who have no computer or fast internet connection?

What it does

An “app” can’t work without smartphone. A website requires fast internet connection. Some disfranchised people may not maintain an active mobile connection. The language barrier may prevent them to join/comprehend research studies.

How we built it

A disposable handy communication device requiring no training to use. Supports multiple languages. Can be sent through ordinary post. Has built in mic and speakers to engage and screen to read messages. Can run on free city wifi.

Challenges we ran into

Accomplishments that we're proud of

What we learned

What's next for I - Reach

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