COVID-Hero: Machine learning based COVID-19 awareness enhancement mobile game for children

Md Shahriare Satu, K. Shayekh Ebne Mizan, Syeda Anika Jerin, Md Whaiduzzaman, Alistair Barros, Kawsar Ahmed, Mohammad Ali Moni

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In this pandemic, children are affected heavily by lockdown and quarantine worldwide. Hence, children’s awareness of COVID-19 and passing a joyful time at home are necessary for their mental health. In this work, we developed a mobile gaming app named COVID-Hero, which intends to learn and create awareness among children about COVID-19. Using this app, they obtain scores/points by grabbing the right objects from their superhero-shaped player, which are fun, attractive, and psychologically helpful during this pandemic. However, we designed a questionnaire and conducted a user survey of different aged people who gave their opinions about this game. Finally, numerous significant features were extracted and prioritized using machine learning regression models that enhance children’s COVID-19 awareness and tolerable behavior in this pandemic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Intelligence and Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationFirst International Conference, AII 2021, Proceedings
EditorsMufti Mahmud, M. Shamim Kaiser, Nikola Kasabov, Khan Iftekharuddin, Ning Zhong
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783030822699
ISBN (Print)9783030822682
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event1st International Conference on Applied Intelligence and Informatics, AII 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 30 Jul 202131 Jul 2021 (Proceedings) (Front matter)

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference1st International Conference on Applied Intelligence and Informatics, AII 2021
Abbreviated titleFostering the Reproducibility of Scientific Results
OtherThe 2021 International Conference on Applied Intelligence and Informatics
(AII 2021) brought together researchers and practitioners from diverse domains to share cutting-edge research results obtained through the application of intelligence and/or informatics to solve problems that it otherwise would not have been possible to solve. AII 2021 also fostered the exchange and dissemination of innovative and methodologies and the practical development of technologies with real-life applications.
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