New mums know better than anyone how stressful it can be when little kids get sick. The Aerial Temperature Checker app was designed to complement a research study being undertaken collaboratively by Telethon Kids Institute, Perth Children's Hospital, Origins Project and Joondalup Health Campus. The aim of the study was to track the incidence of respiratory viruses in babies, with a focus on recruiting mums in pregnancy and following them through to when their children reach 3-5 years of age.
The goal of the study was to track every time a child became sick with a respiratory virus. Historically, this was done with pen and paper in conjunction with a regular phone call from a clinician. Of course, the effectiveness of such a method is spotty at best, as many researchers will well know! Participants advised that they would likely forget to jot down results using pen and paper and that they weren’t interested in receiving/sending text messages.
There was something they confirmed they would use however - an app. The problem? The grant funding for the study didn’t include any budget for an app! Enter: WeGuide. Not only was WeGuide able to provide a simple and seamless method for app setup, we were able to get it up and running incredibly quickly.