Group members: Andrew Lee (ajl88), Judy Zhong (jtz3), Donghan Park (dp239)

Describe the problem your solution addresses.

With the novel coronavirus virus infecting more than 4.2 million people in the United States, it has become essential for every individual to make smarter decisions about daily activities like shopping and eating out. Accessible and personalized risk data about specific destinations is sparse and makes it difficult for the average person to make informed choices. There is also a lack of readily available data on a more local basis concerning county-level trends of COVID-19 and its associated risk of infection. Due to the continued shortage of tests, it has become increasingly important to test efficiently without wasting a single test. As the pandemic has progressed, there has been much confusion on when someone should or should not get tested. So, the problem is twofold: a lack of risk awareness and high barriers to testing.

Why did you pick this solution and how does it address the problem?

We believe that a solution must effectively both promote awareness and lower barriers to testing—Coware does just that. Coware is an app that assesses the risk of a user getting infected from certain activities based on a number of factors: geographical location, foot traffic, mask usage, etc. Calculating this risk score will aid people in their decision-making, eventually altering their behaviors. Coware also gives users ready access to data about the current situation in their area. By providing personalized risk assessments and COVID-19 data, Coware can provide recommendations for testing at local centers once they reach a certain risk threshold—lowering the barriers to testing. Considering the dangers of community spread, users can also create personal groups to share risk profiles with family members and close friends. Using carefully calculated risk to guide user decisions, Coware hopes to curb the spread of COVID-19 by promoting awareness and testing.

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