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DiAry, the Italian tracking app that encourages good behavior with spending vouchers

Innovative response

“Digital Arianna”, diAry, is a web-app that allows to track movements relevant to the containment of the diffusion of COVID-19. To adddress the diffusion of the virus, the app traces back all the locations and people that the user has met during the incubation period. All data is saved on the personal device of the user, who can decide to examine, export and eventually intersect them with information of public utility. Adopting responsible behaviors and keeping track of them is the most effective way that each individual can contribute to public health. The contribution is recognized and quantified in terms of Worth One Minute (WOM), special certificates that recognize the social value of individual actions.  WOMs can be used as vouchers, which merchants and suppliers of services can attribute a value to and grant discounts and concessions. This simple reward mechanism contributes to social cohesion, attributing a value to the compliance with the restraint measures and offering a simple mechanism to tie this act of responsibility to the economy of the territories involved.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

The app combines both tracking and a reward system (that will help boost the economy) to boost publichealth outcomes.

Organisations/institutions involved

University of Urbino, Italy

Issues being addressed:

  • Patient care
  • Resource management and mobilisation
  • Public service delivery under new circumstances
  • Social effects of the crisis

Date Submitted:

5 June 2020