MANILA - A group of Filipino data scientists are hoping to get enough support to finance an app that can predict the rise of dengue cases in certain parts of the Philippines.
Team AEDES, led by data entrepreneur Dominic Ligot, won the NASA Space Apps Challenge’s Best Use of Data category last January.
The app, which zeroes in on stagnant water and other dengue-related factors, was cited for being “the solution that best makes space data accessible, or leverages it to a unique application.”
Team AEDES got its name from the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is the carrier of the dengue virus. It is also an acronym for Advanced Early Dengue Prediction and Exploration Service (AEDES).