AI for Dengue Prevention : The Faculty of Information and Communication Technology at Mahidol University has a longstanding commitment to supporting research projects aimed at improving the well-being and quality of life for communities worldwide. Over the past decade, we have integrated artificial intelligence (AI) technology into our initiatives. Recently, our research team introduced a sound-detecting sensor capable of distinguishing between different species of Aedes mosquitoes using machine learning techniques. These samples were obtained from the Aedes Breeding and Research Laboratory within the Department of Medical Entomology at the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University.
Initially, our research team has successfully created and developed a mosquito detection sensor using artificial intelligence (AI) technology as a prototype. Once the development is completed and has passed both technical and field tests, we expect to have an IoT-enabled sensor device. This device will be capable of connecting to various platforms simultaneously, offering a cost-effective and convenient alternative to traditional mosquito traps. It will be deployed in high-risk areas for Aedes mosquito outbreaks across Thailand, aiding in the eradication of Aedes mosquitoes and the prevention of future outbreaks. Furthermore, we have plans to expand our efforts to a global dengue prevention campaign.