Visualization Tool for Environmental Sensing and Public Health Data

To assist residents affected by oil and gas development, public health professionals in a non-profit organization have collected community data, including symptoms, air quality, and personal stories. However, the organization was unable to aggregate and visualize these data computationally. We present the Environmental Health Channel, an interactive web-based tool for visualizing environmental sensing and public health data. This tool enables discussing and disseminating scientific evidence to reveal local environmental and health impacts of industrial activities.


Yen-Chia Hsu, Jennifer Cross, Paul Dille, Illah Nourbakhsh, Leann Leiter, and Ryan Grode. 2018. Visualization Tool for Environmental Sensing and Public Health Data. (in press) In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2018). ACM.

The questions that we asked during the focus group study is here.

For the citation and source of this paper, please refer to the ACM website.