The need for data in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is only rising as governments around the world move to stop the spread as quickly as possible, so the How We Feel project has been started with this in mind.
The app works in a very simple manner by asking users for their ZIP code, age, gender and any health conditions they might be experiencing. This data is then shared with a bevy of scientists, public health professionals and doctors to help them track how the virus might be spreading in the community.
The How We Feel project app is focused on anonymity by not taking any identifiable information from participants like names, email addresses or phone numbers to help make it as applicable as possible for citizens to use.
The How We Feel Project Provides Scientists with Data
1. Crowdsourced Health Data - The rise of crowdsourced health data projects enables real-time tracking of health statistics and insights.
2. Anonymity in Data Collection - Increased focus on anonymity in data collection allows for more widespread participation and accurate data.
3. Citizen Science in Medical Research - The growth of citizen science projects in medical research offers innovative approaches to data collection and analysis.
1. Healthcare - The healthcare industry can utilize crowdsourced health data to improve public health and treatments.
2. Technology - Technological advancements in data collection allow for more innovative and efficient crowdsourced health data projects.
3. Research - The research industry can benefit from citizen science projects to augment traditional research activities and gain more accurate insights.