The group: Social Etc. consults with a variety of businesses and government agencies in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Staff focus on developing mobile applications for the iOS platform that provide value to users and clients.
The idea: The Healthy Behavior Research App will be a new way to track healthy behaviors, leveraging new and innovative activity planning, tracking, tasks and surveys to capture healthy behaviors from research participants and the general public. It relies on an Open Source Development Kit designed to capture user input and store it on the phone for later distribution to web-based data solutions. The project goal is to enhance U.S. public health monitoring by creating a mobile application that is useful to both users wanting to lead a healthy lifestyle and researchers wanting to use data in a very large-scale study.