Inspiration

We were inspired by other Coronavirus maps such as the ones on John Hopkins and the CDC, except we found the way they presented their information to be too cluttered, and hard to find exactly what you're looking for. From there, we decided to try to make a minimalistic map with an AR feature to better represent the Coronavirus spread in the United States.

What it does

It displays the total deaths, cases, hospitalizations, and vaccinations for every state when hovered over and also displays total deaths, recovered, vaccinated, tests given, hospitalizations, and new cases per day at the bottom. Another feature is the AR map which uses Echo AR to let anyone visualize the percentage of a state that has been infected in real-time.

How We built it

We used AWS to rapidly prototype our website and to gather our data we used API calls to automatically scrape and integrate data into our website. Our AR model is modeled in Unity and integrates EchoAR to display an augmented reality version of the US.

Challenges We ran into

We ran into many different challenges while doing this project. Both AR and API calls (in Javascript) were an entirely different sector than any of us have done.

Accomplishments that We're proud of

We're proud of learning and utilizing EchoAR, API calls, and Unity to create a COVID map that updates automatically and displays a 3D AR model for further visualization

What We learned

We learned about how to make and analyze API calls in order to automatically sort them into the correct category and how to create and export a 3D model using Blender and Unity into EchoAR in order to create an Augmented Reality version of the United States Map.

What's next for CoviData

We're planning on integrating a location-based vaccine sign up form on the website in order to make both signing up for the vaccine and analyzing statistics as streamlined as possible.

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