NASA Space Apps Challenge 2016

April 2016 — Astea’s team won the “Best Use of Data” award at NASA Space Apps Challenge 2016 — the largest hackathon in the universe. We chose to tackle the Aircheck challenge and named our solution “Boreas” after the Thracian god of north wind.

Boreas is a data visualization and analysis tool that aims to find out whether air pollution might be the cause for the recent rise of allergies. We use algorithms from statistics and artificial intelligence to check for correlation between two sets of data: NASA imagery on atmospheric conditions and crowdsourced information on allergy symptoms. Boreas also predicts how likely users are to experience allergy symptoms based on that data. For more details, check out our solution page and GitHub repository.