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Principal Investigator: Evans, Max
Institute Receiving Award Triton Systems, Inc.
Location Chelmsford, MA
Grant Number R43ES034558
Funding Organization National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Award Funding Period 20 Sep 2022 to 31 Aug 2023
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Abstract The Triton Systems Team will develop a prototype Mixed Reality (XR) solution to increase environmental literacy in urban communities. There are significant environmental hazards within urban communities that effect the health of families and their environment. These hazards contribute to cognitive, physical, and environmental health. By providing tools for urban communities to identify exposures, assess risks and appropriate responses, the HELPR (Home Environmental Literacy Portal for Residents) app will educate community members on mitigating hazards to improve their health and the health of their surroundings. XR allows users to access the portal through their existing devices and visualize what hazards look like in their own home, identify existing hazards, and react to reduce their risk. The team will develop, test, and validate the practical implementation of the interface and architecture outlined. Developing this mobile application within a human factors ecological interface design framework, the team creates an intuitive tool for the communication of environmental information and tutorials in users’ native languages. HELPR can be used by homeowners and renters to frame and respond to environmental health hazards.
Science Code(s)/Area of Science(s) Primary: 94 - Communication Research/Environmental Health Literacy
Secondary: 03 - Carcinogenesis/Cell Transformation
Publications No publications associated with this grant
Program Officer Liam O'Fallon
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