Next Article in Journal
Design for and from Recycling: A Circular Ecodesign Approach to Improve the Circular Economy
Next Article in Special Issue
Contributions from Social Theory to Sustainability for All
Previous Article in Journal
Medical Electronic Prescription for Home Respiratory Care Services (PEM-CRD) at a Portuguese University Tertiary Care Centre (2014–2018): A Case Study
Previous Article in Special Issue
Coping of Chinese Citizens Living in Spain during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons for Personal Well-Being and Social Cohesion
Open AccessArticle

Social Impact Assessment of HealthyAIR Tool for Real-Time Detection of Pollution Risk

1
eVIDA Research Group, University of Deusto, Avd. de las Universidades, 24, 48007 Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain
2
Faculty of Psychology & Education, University of Deusto, Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for Science, Avd. de las Universidades, 24, 48007 Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Sustainability 2020, 12(23), 9856; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12239856
Received: 29 September 2020 / Revised: 10 November 2020 / Accepted: 21 November 2020 / Published: 25 November 2020
Background: HealthyAIR is a tool that detects pollution risk in real life. The target population is people with cardiorespiratory complications who are especially susceptible to the current COVID-19. The goal is to empower people by controlling air pollution everywhere to minimize the risk of having a seizure. Methods: We measured the social impact of the HealthyAIR tool using a Likert scale survey with two groups: professionals (engineers/healthcare) and end-users. We assessed the data in accordance with the indicators for social impact defined for the Key Impact Pathways introduced by the European Commission for Horizon Europe, and the criteria of the Social Impact Open Repository (SIOR). Results: Professionals highlight the fact that they “totally agree” (33.33%) and “agree” (26.67%) that HealthyAIR could help authorities improve their health prevention policies and programs. Users considered the tool to be “very useful” (38.46%) and “quite useful” (42.31%), which denotes its necessity. Conclusions: professionals and end users see HealthyAIR as a great preventative tool, with the former seeing it as a way to avoid seizures in their patients who, in this COVID-19 era, are particularly sensitive to any cardiorespiratory health problem. However, users suggest improving the user’s manual to make it more understandable. View Full-Text
Keywords: social impact; COVID-19; big data; embedded system; sensors social impact; COVID-19; big data; embedded system; sensors
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Moreno Cano, A.; Romón Sagredo, R.; García-Carrión, R.; Garcia-Zapirain, B. Social Impact Assessment of HealthyAIR Tool for Real-Time Detection of Pollution Risk. Sustainability 2020, 12, 9856.

AMA Style

Moreno Cano A, Romón Sagredo R, García-Carrión R, Garcia-Zapirain B. Social Impact Assessment of HealthyAIR Tool for Real-Time Detection of Pollution Risk. Sustainability. 2020; 12(23):9856.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Moreno Cano, Antonia; Romón Sagredo, Rafael; García-Carrión, Rocío; Garcia-Zapirain, Begonya. 2020. "Social Impact Assessment of HealthyAIR Tool for Real-Time Detection of Pollution Risk" Sustainability 12, no. 23: 9856.

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop