PathFinder is an innovative wearable device with embedded nanotechnology that allows it to scan its environment and capture the details needed to analyze the air, people, food, insects and objects around it. A massive number of high-resolution images captured by the device will allow it to help train a backend neural network while using that network to make predictive statements about its environment. Through parallel and generalizable networks, we may expect to be able to identify any sort of contaminant around the device, whether it be an allergen or a virus. The information that the device collects would be synthesized into a visually aesthetic diagram that would be connected to a mobile app or any other device so that the user may make educated and safe decisions about travel and movement through those areas.

Allergy Facts

According to The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, an allergic reaction happens when you eat, inhale into your lungs, inject into your body or touch. This reaction could cause coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, a runny nose and a scratchy throat. In severe cases, it can cause rashes, hives, low blood pressure, breathing trouble, asthma attacks and even death.

Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. and more than 50 million Americans experience various types of allergies each year. Allergic conditions are the most common health issues affecting children in the U.S. The most common triggers for anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction, are medicines, food and insect stings. Medicines cause the most allergy related deaths.

Children age 0-4 are most likely to have skin allergies. Peanut is the most common allergen followed by milk and shellfish. Penicillin is the most common allergy trigger for those with drug allergies. About 1 to 6 percent of people in the U.S. have a latex allergy. People who have insect allergies are often allergic to bee and wasp stings and poisonous ant bites. Cockroaches and dust mites may also cause nasal or skin allergy symptoms.

We are always at the risk of getting infected from viruses such as COVID-19, Influenza, SARS, Ebola, etc. which are highly contagious and life threatening. As data suggests, older adults with underlying conditions such as heart problems, diabetes, asthma, are more susceptible to these viruses.

How Pathfinder helps to avoid from possible allergens and viruses

No need to insert expensive disposable test strips to check for allergens in your food. PathFinder is a breakthrough technology that is based on big data and machine learning to detect allergens within the environment and alert patient to stay away from infected areas.

PathFinder wearable device is connected through WIFI to several HD cameras mounted at various locations within the city. The device itself has and HD camera and as the patient moves around the city, it processes the massive amount of HD images and processes the huge amount of data and produces a heatmap on the mobile app predicting possible allergens and viruses within the environment. Patient can make informed decision based on data of being exposed to any type of allergen/ virus that he/ she may be allergic to.

Salient Features of PathFinder

A potential user would need to wear the PathFinder and enable one or more the following services based on their needs. Services include:

  • Pollen Intensity
  • Virus Detection
  • Allergens – Pets
  • Allergens – Nuts
  • Allergens – Sea food
  • Allergens – Lactose
  • Allergens – Medication
  • Allergens – Insects
  • Allergens – Latex

Based on what services are turned on, the PathFinder device captures images relevant to those categories and sends to the backend engine. After processing the data, engine sends data to the device as well as connected mobile app. Mobile app provides a very comprehensive information to the user with high quality UX with graphical presentation of areas/objects/ people that needs to be avoided as well as those that are safe. Each of the area/ objects/ people will be identified with relative intensity levels with a visual heatmap.

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