Towards Evidence-based Social Distancing Policy: Tracking Behavioral Responses to Pandemic Mitigation Measures and Implementation Strategies

  • Funded by Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMW)
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Grant number: 1.043E+13

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  • Disease

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  • Funder

    Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMW)
  • Principle Investigator

  • Research Location

    Netherlands, Europe
  • Lead Research Institution

    Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement
  • Research Category

    Policies for public health, disease control & community resilience

  • Research Subcategory

    Approaches to public health interventions

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Project description There is currently no vaccine against the corona virus. The spread can be limited by keeping a distance from each other. The government offers guidelines, but are they also complied with? Do people keep their distance? Do they wear masks? Method A method is being developed to automatically measure compliance with guidelines. This allows behavioral changes to be monitored quickly and efficiently. Camera images and artificial intelligence are used for this. The method can be applied anywhere where there are cameras. Questionnaires and media analysis are also used to chart what citizens think of the guidelines. What are the benefits? The method shows whether people succeed in adhering to the guidelines and what they think of it. It signals changes well before they are reflected in contamination figures. This can help develop and assess policy, both in the current corona crisis and in future pandemics.