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.
Our project offers the user the posibility to visualize the air quality and enviromental events in a simple and aesthetically way.
In these 36 hours of the SpaceApps, we have invested a great initial part of the event discussing with each other how our application could be useful to users. We all took the decision to create a community of users with any breathing problem, to offer them our service. This service consists of visualizing the air quality around all the world, so that users can known in real time how safe they are in the different zones of the world. Furthermore, our application displays in a world map the different environmental events recently occurred. These environmental events can be earthquakes, fires, actives volcanos and tornados.
All these air quality and environmental events data is captured by users. This way, we have a commitment with users, because we must have enough data to be useful for them. We have solved this problem by obligating users to rank the air quality of their zone if they want to visualize our world maps. Once they have contributed to the project, they will be allowed to access our information.
But we don't stay there, we go a little further. We also desired to be useful to the NASA. How could we do that? That's easy, we just had to detect errors in their dataset. Due to we have users' input data, we can compare both users' and NASA's data in order to detect these errors. We will display the data discordances in another world map, so that NASA will be able to fix them in case they are wrong.