Weather Assistance The Healthcare project Jamies Yam
The healthcare system is being complain by many diﬀerent society and associa;on. It’s related with government policy, budget, facili;es and also hygiene problems. People are oEen complaining about how bad the healthcare system is but they forget one most important fact is to prevent from sickness.
According to the Department of Labor, the absences rate decreased 20% since 2000, but is climbing back up aEer the 2nd quarter of year 2010. This shows the society had once care about their own health because of the budget cut, but when new policy came out for raising the budget for health, people will be more rely on the healthcare program. We need to protect our body before we got sick, but the problem is people are too busy to “prevent” from sickness, than what can we really do to make people at least a liPle bit healthier?
One signiﬁcant way that people easily get sick from, is the weather. We seldom think of weather when we go out, maybe just lacking of one jacket at the night aEer dinner can get you in a bad sick. Even thought the weather forecast is prePy accurate these days, but we tend to forget to double check the weather. Especially when we are at the doorway, we forget our jacket. Have you ever go on business trip or on a vaca;on that you keep reminding yourself about bring one more thicker jacket in case a chilly night aEer the aEernoon rain fall? Have you ever brought a pair or Khaki but ended up that’s too useless in cold weather? These are the ﬁrst steps that made you sick.
Today, we introduce you the Weather Assistance applica;on for smart phones. This is an app that will sync in with your calendar, track your loca;on, update you when new weather forecast is out so you won’t be hit by the unexpected cold; also to remind you what kind of clothes you should be bring along with you, so you won’t get cold because of the weather.
AEer you downloaded the applica;on onto your smart phone, you gained instant access into the real ;me database of our weather channel. Remember this is not a typical weather channel that you used to have, it does not just tell you the weather, but the change of weather and keep you up to date. Keep this in mind, it’s not about how to ﬁx the aEermath, it’s about how to prevent sickness from happening.
At the “account” page of the account, you can login to your account which can be synchronize with your email account and online calendar such as Google and Hotmail. Then you can choose to share the weather info as Default when you are searching the weather to diﬀerent social network or thru email.
When you click into the lower tap to the “Current”, the GPS will locate where you are and the current weather with forecast, also it will be telling you what kind of clothes is recommended and reminder of what might be happening soon, so you won’t catch the unpredicted cold. Also you can setup a reminder so you can be able to keep yourself posted on the weather of the loca;on. Along with the “Send to…” op;on you can select a group, a social media, or email to send the informa;on to your friend, so everyone can be prepared for the day!
Following by the “Loca;on” buPon on the lower tap, it is for you to search for certain loca;on, so that you can add it to your observa;on list to keep yourself update for the weather, forecast and the clothing recommenda;on. By pressing the green add buPon on the leE of every city close by what you input to search, you can select what to do which the city you pick. If you are going to Las Vegas with your friends tomorrow, it’s a great ;me to check if it’s extremely how and what kind of clothes is bePer to bring so you and your friend won’t get too hot! So, share the informa;on with them, by selec;ng “Push no;ﬁca;on” can also have the message send to your phone if there’s any change of weather so you can get well-‐prepare!
Last but not least, the “Reminder” tap is what control when and what to tell you about the weather and clothes you should bring along/wear. The app will retrieve informa;on from the accounts you logged in from the “Account” page, and no;fy you before your trip according to your calendar. The Lis;ng City is what you added in the “Loca;on” tap so you can keep them on track or remove them from the list here. Also you can select what do you want to know about diﬀerent ci;es, either weather, clothing recommenda;on, or both. You can also upload the forecast to your calendar so you can view it anywhere, on any computer.
If there is any weather update, we will no;fy you according to your list of ci;es and will be reminding you with the way you selected. (Mostly push no;ﬁca;on will be used)
Because the applica;on can sync with your calendar, so when we received weather or clothing recommenda;on update, we will also no;fy you ahead to make sure you will always be prepare for the cold or the rain. Reminding you to bring an extra jacket to prevent your illness is always our ﬁrst priority.
We are not here for your money, we are here to save your money. The ul;mate way to prevent from the mess of the current healthcare system, and to prevent the long line from going to a clinic or pharmacy, is to prevent yourself from sickness. Every big project starts from a small step, our ﬁrst step is ﬁrst to lower the chance for you to get sick from the weather, by simply just reminding you. For business person, you just simply need to sync our app with your calendar, and we will tell you the weather and what to wear before your trip. Bon voyage!