Public Health Assisting Smart Technologies (PHAST)

The project goal is to apply pervasive computing and sensor technology to personal monitoring that can lead to improved understanding of exposure to hazardous environments and spatial context associated with environmentally mediated diseases.  This work would advance efforts in understanding and combating conditions such as infectious disease, obesity, and asthma.  The project was Seed Funded by CITRIS.  The team successfully developed collaborations between health researchers and engineers to develop a flexible, wearable sensor system that has been successfully tested in four different settings around the world.  The research has also resulted in three publications.  The project continues with funding from NIH, CDC, and Nokia.