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Monday, November 6 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
User Session. Feeling Like the NSA: Using GeoEvent Server to Track Mobile Phones and Their People

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AUTHORS: Lynn Carlson, Brown University

ABSTRACT: Health professionals often implement geocoding home addresses to gather information related to physical and mental wellness. Addresses are then related to aggregated information about neighborhoods, often defined by census tracts or block groups. If median family income in an individual’s home block group is low, the individual’s median family income may be assumed to be low, and by extension, his/her health more at risk; a home in close proximity to a congested highway, may presume a greater risk for asthma; a home within walking distance to a park, may presume an individual is healthier simply because of access to green space. While helpful, these studies cannot account for variables influencing a person’s health, which change throughout the day as he/she moves outside the home._x000D_
Using GPS-enabled smartphones it becomes possible to expand health studies with individualized measures. While a bit creepy and NSA-like for anyone doing the “watching”, people can be monitored. How long is an individual actually in their home being exposed to polluted air? When is a fast food restaurant being visited that may interfere with weight-loss goals? Are individuals actually going to the accessible park?_x000D_
This presentation focuses on steps needed to implement Esri’s GeoEvent Server with iOS and Android smartphone apps allowing the tracking of individual movements and saving that data for further analysis. Setting up GeoEvent Server to send a text message (“Hi Joe - Please consider a different restaurant”), or take some action (e.g. fill out a survey) will be included.

Monday November 6, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Salon II (3rd Level)

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