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University of California, Berkeley
I am a Physics researcher at the University of California, Berkeley who loves working with diverse groups of people on interesting problems. I'm from an international family, with relatives who grew up in India, Kuwait, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and of course, the US. I like to think this background helps me bring a multicultural perspective to teams I work on.
Additionally, I've worked in the field of finance for 7 years and thus bring some level of business knowledge to the table.
I didn't see your post earlier, but totally agree with you. See my second paragraph for some thoughts on that. Szabolcs would know better than me regarding light methods- he's a laser physicist by training and taught me most of what I know in that field
I think there's also an implementation issue here: while you are using the thermometer to empower people to help identify patients, you are basically having civilians measure the temperature of someone who is potentially sick. Does this exacerbate risk of spread? Not sure what the answer is there, but something to think about.
You'd know better than me, but might there be a way to use the camera on the phone to take temperature without any contact, since most bleed into the IR spectrum? I think the temperature difference might be too small, but perhaps worth considering? Maybe you could use another source light and the camera as a sensor... just thinking out loud at this point.
Hi Nicole this is a great idea that seems to be built around concrete needs and input from the field. Quick question- how were you able to obtain this kind of one the ground information? I think a lot of ideas I'd like to work on would be much better refined by this type of input.