Mask or no mask? Mask-counting app developed by ARL in partnership with UH School of Nursing

Ray Farias of the ARL at UH partnered with Kris Qureshi and Gary Glauberman at the UH School of Nursing to develop and deploy an app that allows data collection volunteers to easily count passersby wearing a mask or not wearing a mask. The interface is simple but the data is important.

Volunteers click one of three buttons in the app as they watch people going about their day: 1) Wearing Mask Correctly, 2) Wearing Mask Incorrectly, or 3) No Mask. The data collected by volunteers provide for rapid reporting every weekend to assist the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health efforts to address COVID-19.

Read the KHON2 coverage.

Read more about a behind-the-scenes story from a volunteer observer of the app on the island of Kauaʻi.