Systems Science CCHANGE: Currency of Collaborative Health Ambitions Netting Greater Equity | Abstract

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Systems Science CCHANGE: Currency of Collaborative Health Ambitions Netting Greater Equity

Abstract

CCHANGE is a system designed to create opportunities for preventative health care and new financial options. The system incorporates a digital currency (backed by healthy behaviours) with a unique set of rules to control for the supply and demand of the currency. The currency (CC’s) is created by participants completing approved, digitally recorded, health-related tasks (miles on a treadmill, purchasing local organic vegetables, automatic recycling machine) in exchange for deposited CC’s in a CCHANGE banking account. Participants are free to exchange the currency for any goods and services from other participants. To control for the amount in circulation, the currency loses value under the following circumstances: per exchange and if it remains idle for a period of time

Laura Campbell, Kara Carapella, Zulaikatu Mustapha