Small businesses are disproportionately harmed due to their lack of resources and incapability of remote work or opening, making their decision to reopen difficult. Currently, the vague guidelines the CDC has put out for reopening may lead to a disparate response amongst businesses which can have a counterproductive effect on virus spread. Inspired by many of the animations that depict the exponential spread of COVID, we wanted to create a similar modelling prototype that would assist businesses to have a more streamlined and safe method of reopening.
What it does
no feAR simulates COVID spread in an enclosed space over time using AR and controlling for factors like room size, capacity, infection rate, airflow, materials, and more. It will give warnings for at risk areas or materials and recommendations to business owners on how to mitigate such risk. This will allow business owners to more accurately reopen.
How we built it
Using echoAR, unity, and API's
Challenges we ran into
my computer crashed, and unity and echoAR did not line up well in making the model because we had to use multiple objects.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
we are proud of creating a solution that is easily accessible to the general public.
What we learned
we learned a lot about how covid affects small businesses and how tech can be utilized to help aid against the pandemic.
What's next for no feAR
next, we wish for widespread use of no feAR For bigger spaces like government buildings, schools, and office spaces.