Hot Zone Community Monitoring

Pillar 1
Pillar 3
Climate change and pandemics
Public health responses


Monitoring of a community by partitioning it into several zones (15-20) can identify densely populated, high-risk buildings for infectious disease transmission (schools, nursing homes, prisons).

Proposed Solution

We will develop a building monitoring system in select zones to determine health disparities by area in a community or region.  We will also develop a dashboard for these select communities to access health status and trends in disease incidence.

Statement of Work

Our building monitoring systems will analyze the following: SARS-CoV-2 to estimate COVID-19 and insect-borne viruses such as West Nile virus; cancer-causing viruses and bacteria to predict future incidence of certain types of cancer caused by papillomavirus, Helicobacter pylori, etc.; viral metagenomics analysis for detection of novel viruses with the potential for initiating new pandemic; stress hormones to monitor community mental health; illicit drug incidence to estimate community drug usage.