Digit Ratio

Digit Ratio

While not quite palm-reading, scientists have long correlated behavior with the length of your fingers.  In particular how long your pointer finger is relative to your ring finger seems to indicate how much testosterone you were exposed to in utero.  There are many conflicting reports on what this ultimately means — but your ratio may be able to predict how well men can communicate with women, likelihood of going prison, sexual orientation, etc.

This app will take a picture of your hand and let you determine your ratio and interpret what this means.

Links: Coming Soon

 

Authors:

Tim Riedel, Veronica (2015)

Skin Cancer Reminder App

Skin Cancer Reminder App

This app is designed to aide individuals in a self-examination of their skin. It is primarily aimed towards anyone concerned about cancerous or precancerous lesions. Users should examine their body every month to document possible changes and report to their doctor anything suspicious. The app first educates common users on what to look for on their skin and then begins the actual examination. Each page has specific instructions for which body area to focus on and an example image. An email reminder to examine again in 30 days is offered on the final page of the app. As the user goes through the examination, areas for observations are provided. If any findings seem unusual, users are encouraged to report to their doctor. The main goal of this app is help detect cancerous lesions and encourage the user to seek treatment.

To access the app page click here

This app is designed to work on a mobile phone or device. Type this mobile friendly url into your device web browser:

http://ta.gd/skin

Authors:

Vatsal

Lisa Royter (2014)

Color Game

Color Game

The following game aims to determine how perceptive users are of color. Color can be perceived in various degrees across and among species, and with this application, users can test their abilities by selecting the color sample they see as different than the rest, while being educated about human color perception. The application also links users to websites about color perception, and provides a simple score for users calculated by the questions they answer correctly, making users able to compare their score to an average or to that of their friends. This application uses color samples from Find The Data in order to provide a uniformly presented collection of famous colors with verified RGB values, which determine the differences of the colors.

To access the app click here

This app is designed to work on a mobile phone or device. Type this mobile friendly url into your device web browser:

http://ta.gd/cgame

Authors:

Viviana

Respiratory App

Respiratory App

This app is designed to let the user listen to the sound of different coughs. By matching the sound to the cough that you or your baby is experiencing, it may aid in diagnosis.

To access the app click here

This app is designed to work on a mobile phone or device. Type this mobile friendly url into your device web browser:
ta.gd/cough

Authors:

Salvador Arellano III (2014)

Tim Riedel

UV Sensor

UV Sensor

DIY is designing and constructing a “wearable” UV sensor.  The goal of this sensor is to track your personal UV exposure amount as you go about your daily activities.  The sensor measures the UV index and relays it to the user’s smartphone via Bluetooth.

We envision a lot of uses for this technology including prevention of sunburn and also allowing a user to “calibrate” their vitamin D levels based in real-world sun exposure amount.

 

Researchers:

Tim Riedel, Alykhan, Saef

Primary Colors

Primary Colors

Primary Colors can help someone who is colorblind take or upload an image on a phone or computer and view a processed image that is easier for them to see. The app works by taking the color at each pixel and rounding it to the nearest ROYGBIV color (colors of the rainbow). The user can then see the original image and the adjusted image side by side.

To access the app click here

This app is designed to work on a mobile phone or device. Type this mobile friendly url into your device web browser:

http://ta.gd/col

Authors:

Tim Riedel

Spring 2015 Students

Viviana

Veronica

Maurya

Vatsal

Hailey

Rachel

 

Allergy Diagnostics App

Allergy Diagnostics App

The purpose of this application is to diagnose an individual’s seasonal allergies. It does this through correlating allergy symptoms to the daily local allergy index. Each day that the user experiences symptoms that may be related to allergies, they will input their symptom data along with location and date. The app then gets the local allergy index information for the day, and correlates the symptoms to the index. Then, over time and use of the app, a correlation will be established, and determine the likelihood an individual’s reaction to various seasonal allergies. This app currently only works within the city of Austin, due to the locality of the allergy index.

To access the app click here

This app is designed to work on a mobile phone or device. Type this mobile friendly url into your device web browser:

http://ta.gd/allergy

Authors:

 

Chase

Spring 2015 Students