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NIJ Innovations in Measuring Community Perceptions Challenge Winner: Mood mappers

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $5,000)

This entry proposes to adopt a citizen science methodology to measure community emotions using an application named "Mood Diary." Individuals would be asked to install the app on their smartphones. "Mood Diary" is specially designed to gather information about mood and stress levels using smartphone sensors, including accelerometers, GPS, and phone usage patterns, along with self-reported surveys. The proposal outlines methods to analyze stress data in real-time and introduces a "Mood Map" dashboard to track mood fluctuations within a city. This proposal offers the potential to enable examination of how changes in community policing strategies affect community mood. 

Team member for this submission included Shafaq Chaudhry, Murat Yuksel, and Nelson Roque.

This entry won first prize winners in the category 2, community policing, construct competition.

Date Created: December 13, 2023