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.
By crowd-sourcing information, Aires will be able to aggregate massive amounts of data about sickness and disease throughout the world. With this data, the app can find correlations between weather and pollution data provided by NASA satellite imagery. This can potentially detect huge epidemics before they can spread, effectively stopping them in the early stages.
In addition, Aires provides four ways to visualize data so that users can better understand the risks they may face and take precautions accordingly.
1. We used Apple’s Mapkit to overlay weather data over user input points to provide a visuals so that users may find trends themselves.
2. This data is graphed based on the intensity of sickness in certain regions.
3. In addition, a feed, which can be switched based on location, severity, or time, lets people look at the specific details of sicknesses that others are posting to the app.
4. Finally, augmented reality provides the fourth way to visualize NASA’s data. Users can use their phone to see the whereabouts of sicknesses around them and gain a better understanding of the effects of weather and air pollution on their bodies.
Aires does not only provide a COOL way to visualize data from satellite imagery, but it also acts as a way to ARAISE AWARENESS of environmental problems caused by people. By helping people learn of the negative effects of human actions and how dangerous the consequences can become, we hope that people can act more prudently and protect the environment.