Aires is an iOS application that allows users to input data about illnesses they have recently contracted to contribute to a global database. 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 help people (not just data scientists) find correlations between illnesses and pollution data. These tools can potentially detect huge epidemics before they can spread, effectively stopping them in the early stages.
By exposing people to the negative effects of their own habits, I hope that Aires may influence users to make better decisions and protect their environment for their own sake.
In addition, Aires provides four ways to visualize data so that users can better understand the risks they may face and take precautions accordingly.
- Augmented Reality
- Map Overlays
- Social Feeds