Updated: Apr 11
AIClub team MDS won the Grand Prize Junior Division in the international Technovation Girls Competition! Taken from the Technovation Press Release:
“CO2 Sensei enables schools and businesses to reopen safely, so people enjoy indoor activities since good ventilation reduces the spread of COVID-19. Previous research has shown carbon dioxide is a good proxy for ventilation. The app has various ways to view CO2 levels: bluetooth integration, picture uploads with AI to extract text from pictures, and user input. This information is stored in a GoogleSheet and users can see graphs for carbon dioxide levels over time. We provide feedback with color-coded levels, along with guidance on how to improve poor ventilation through our website (www.co2sensei.com). Tabbed navigation allows users to quickly get to the correct place.”
Team MDS is a great example of what students can accomplish at an early age with the right instructions and tools. Even though the three team members are studying at different schools (Johns Hopkins Junior High, The Harker School, and Sandpiper Middle School), they met through AIClub and worked together through the summer via zoom meetings even in the middle of the pandemic. Their innovation and hard work have resulted in this well-deserved honor.
Even after the competition, they have continued to work together and have successfully placed their app in the Apple App Store!