Global Nominee

AirAroundMe received a Global Nomination.


Develop an app or platform to crowd-source information for comparing changes in environmental factors, such as temperature, relative humidity, air pollution, with occurrence of symptoms of allergies and respiratory diseases. Create tools for public entry and grading of symptoms, including but not limited to cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, sneezing, nasal obstruction, itchy eyes; and geographic mapping of symptom frequency and intensity. Create a platform for comparison of symptom map with NASA provided data, with visualization options for web and/or smart phone.


Air pollution is a common problem, related with the rapidly developing economy, which is vastly ignored because of our daily routine. People with respiratory diseases are increasing every day, that’s why we formed a team and decided to develop an application which can help them find safe places to visit without endangering their health. We have developed a multi-platform application which uses open NASA data. In addition, users are granted with the ability to input symptoms and medical conditions depending on their geographic position. The user-submitted data from the reports becomes visible on a map and it is available for forty-eight hours.

Resources Used
  • One page website with jquery
  • Multi platform mobile apps with Cordoba
  • Ruby on Rails back-end with Postgres database
  • Scalable cloud platform at Heroku
  • Nasa MODIS and VIIRS active fires data for the last 24h and Arizona State University Extreme climate map
  • Last minute multi national team
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