Client: Dr. Lisa Thompson
Team: Norman Bae, Brooke Liang, Rahul Nayak, Amanpreet Virk
In Guatemala, 62% of the population cooks with open fires, leading to the inhalation of byproducts that cause emphysema, cataracts, cancer, and heart disease. Berkeley researchers have developed both technological and behavioral interventions for this health challenge. The standard method of assessing the uptake and results of these global health interventions is a self-survey which is limited in the quality and frequency of data it can provide. This project seeks to develop a tool for objectively quantifying behavior change in challenging rural environments.