There isn’t a human on the planet who has not been affected by COVID. Getting back to work will require us all to work together and to reduce viral transfer by managing social distance and avoiding hand-face contact. We think that smart tech can save millions of lives. When we explored existing apps, we saw an opportunity for better integration and more robust features.
What it does:
NOCO will accomplish five critical functions (1) Alerts for BOTH proximity and hand-face contact, (2) Run in the background, (3) Not require other phones to be on the same app to alert for proximity (4) Provide habit trends over time and (5) Link to health apps for contact tracing and care
How we built it:
Our integrated app is still in the planning phase, but is built on an existing FitBit OS application that addresses hand-face contact, of which the developer has agreed to collaborate with us.
Challenges we ran into:
Given that our concept development began with the launch of the hack, time was truly our only challenge. Collaborating with both an existing face-hand contact peripheral app as well as a robust health portal myDIYA has given fuel to our project.
Accomplishments that we're proud of:
We are tremendously excited about the branding and concept development for this integrated mobile and peripheral app. We spent extensive time wireframing to map out the service to speed adoption and promote retention. Keeping it simple was a recurring mantra.
What we learned:
Anything is possible. As Margaret Mead famously said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
What's next for NoCo Virus Prevention:
Next up is to extend the programming from the base app with hand-face contact to include bluetooth proximity alerts. From there we will continue to build out integration to the health portal myDIYA.