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Complete the survey and upload a photo.
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What to expect from the study
Participation is anonymous
Light AI will not ask for any information that may be used to identify or contact you.
Basic information and an image of your throat
When you volunteer to participate in this COVID-19 Study, Light AI will ask about the following:
- COVID-19 symptoms you may have experienced
- If you’ve been close to others with COVID-19 symptoms
- If you have been tested for COVID-19, and the test result
- If you have any underlying health conditions diagnosed by a doctor
- Provide one photo of the inside of your mouth (including your uvula and tonsils) taken with a smartphone camera
General demographic information
To help us with the analysis of your photo, we also ask a few general demographic questions:
Give us a rough idea of where you are on earth
Indicate your ethnic / cultural background
Your biological sex (Male or Female)
The general age group you are in
We know, taking a selfie of your throat is most likely new to you and feels a bit strange at first!
We do not need a picture of your face, so you remain completely anonymous. We are looking for a clear view of the back of the throat where we can see both tonsils, the uvula and the tongue.
CAN I BE IDENTIFIED FROM THE INFORMATION PROVIDED?
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
Everyone. We are looking for a broad cross-section of participants, from all age groups, genders and ethnic backgrounds.
DOES IT HURT?
Not at all. We are simply looking for a photo of the back of your throat, inside your mouth. You use your own SmartPhone Camera — there is no need to poke, prod, wipe, or touch any part of your mouth.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Not very long. Most people are able to complete the survey and take a picture of the inside of their mouth in a few minutes.
Tips on how to best capture a throat image
Grab a partner!
Have someone in your bubble take the photo for you, and return the favour for them.
Use a mirror!
No one around to help take a photo? No worries! Stand in front of a mirror while taking a photo to get a better view.
Practice makes perfect!
Like most photos, it may take more than one click to get the perfect image. Our survey allows you to keep trying until you’re happy, or upload a picture from your photo library.