Cooperating efforts to reduce health premiums alongside promoting environmentally friendlier alternatives.
What it does
Tracks people's travel habits (ex. walk, bike, motor vehicle) through GPS to gauge mode of transportation and frequency of fast food consumption, both of which negatively impact both environmental and personal health. Fast food consumption is tracked through a voluntary partnership with credit card companies and transport is measured through another voluntary mobile application.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
The largest challenge we faced was integrating the various pieces into a single functional pipeline.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
This was the first time any of us had built a mobile application using GPS services and was the first time two of our members had done significant Python work.
What we learned
The difficulties in assembling a semi-functional prototype given limited time. The idea itself was difficult to come across.
What's next for Salvus
Better GPS services (slow at the moment). Getting credit card data straight from the credit card companies.