SmartNet -electronic bednet adherence tool

Investigator: Paul Krezanoski, MD

Location(s): Uganda


Insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs) are an effective and valuable tool for preventing malaria, but self-reported adherence, is limited by 1) social desirability, 2) recall and 3) sampling bias. An acceptable objective, longitudinal method of assessing adherence to ITN use would improve effective malaria prevention interventions. SmartNet is designed to meet this gap. SmartNet uses conductive thread interwoven into an ITN and a microcontroller to detect the state of the ITN and track use in at-risk households (pilot testing in Uganda).


Founding Director of Opportunity Solutions International, which runs microfinance and innnovative health projects in Madagascar and Swaziland.