Disease Monitor

Each infectious disease has a spreading pattern. It is spread under certain conditions, using certain environmental factors and sometimes it infects only specific hosts (animals, humans). Finding out such a pattern can sometimes prove difficult, moreover following the distribution is challenging. A tool must be develop in order to facilitate scientists and medical staff to follow how a certain disease has spread and how it relates to other conditions and environmental factors (weather, location etc.).

  • Requirements: data
  • Programming Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced;
  • Designer Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced;
  • Other Skills: ;
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Allergy Season Notifier

The idea behind this application is simple: notify people of upcoming allergy season. Some people might be allergic to a certain flower pollen, to exposure to direct sunlight, to dust, to certain types of foods or products. Base on geo-location, time of year/month/day, place to eat notify people of impeding allergies or to take their medication accordingly. Also allow people to specify existing allergies if they know them.

  • Requirements: Table of allergies season depending on the country ;
  • Programming Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate;
  • Designer Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate;
  • Other Skills:
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Open data Sources

*This post is constantly updating so check back at any time. Last update: 05.November.2013*

Open Data Handbook – http://opendatahandbook.org/

School of Data Handbook – http://schoolofdata.org/handbook/

Linked Data Patterns Book – http://patterns.dataincubator.org/book/

What is Open Data and how we might define it, you can find out more at Open Definition and Guide to Open Data Licensing made by Open Knowledge Foundation.

A great way to search for Open Data sources is: http://datacatalogs.org/dataset (doesn’t have all the sources, some of the ones I mentioned below are missing).

http://openrefine.org/ – tool for working with messy data, cleaning it up, transforming it from one format into another

Another way to search for open public data is http://www.google.com/publicdata/directory .

A great open source data portal software is: http://ckan.aorg/ . (used in many open data portals)

An interesting website (partly blog) about data and data visualization – http://www.datapointed.net/

Open data policy and Definitions:


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Ocean Open Data:


Search Engines/Crawl Open Data:


Maps Open Data:


Weather Maps Open Data:


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Patient Eye Tracking Interface

Due to the large number of patients with various motor and speech impediments or paralysis, the medical staff has developed a system that helps them communicate with these kinds of patients. The system is based on the movement of a patient’s eyes and eyelids. For example, the medical staff wants to determine where the pain is on a patient’s body. The patients using eye or eyelid movement can answer a series of questions addressed by the medical staff.

  • Requirements: tablet or smartphone;
  • Programming Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced;
  • Designer Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced;
  • Other Skills:Morse Code, Sign Language;
  • Proposed solution: http://emanuelaboros.ro/hci-project/.

Personal Medical Device

Develop a mobile applications that monitors the user’s health, weight, diet and provides useful recommendations regarding the diet (what to prepare for dinner/lunch/breakfast with recipes), weight loss (keeping fit with exercises and how and when to do them, even with reminders), and what to do when you have a certain illness (for example: common cold).