Kooha

18 Mar 2021 12:01 PM

Kooha is a newly developed photo sharing application which was coined from the Filipino word “kuha” which means to take or capture. This app enables real-time participatory photo and sensor data collection using mobile devices. These data are then used to draw out insights and generate new knowledge and technologies that can be used across sectors.

 

About KOOHA

 

Kooha is an application that enables real-time participatory photo and sensor data collection using smartphones and mobile devices. Photos and sensor data collected will be used to draw out insights and generate new knowledge and technologies that can be used across sectors. It is a citizen science project and online social network of students, enthusiasts, researchers, and citizen scientists built on the concept of sharing and mapping contributions of photographs and sensor data across the globe. Kooha is a social network where anyone can record and share their photograph. When user share a photograph on Kooha, it becomes more than just a picture, it becomes a contribution. Kooha will sense data as user takes a photo, each contribution is shared with the global community of enthusiasts, researchers, and users, where data can be used for further study.

This study will focus on developing a social network application that sense data and other useful metadata from smartphones and external devices as the user takes a photo. The application will execute in a device that runs the Android operating system. Photograph and sensor data that will be shared with the community of enthusiasts, researchers, and users can be used for further study and will be available through web services and Application Programming Interface (API) endpoints accessible to authorized users and micro-services via an API gateway.

The said solution will promote science and technology to enhance innovation and creative capacity towards self-sustaining, inclusive development of the country. The project is categorized under the industry, energy, and emerging technology R&D agenda. State of the art technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data analytics can be used to draw out insights and develop potential applications out of the big data generated through the system and application.

 

Objectives

 

This study aims to:

  1. Carve out a niche for big data generation using available sensors in smartphones and external sensor devices;
  2. Develop an online social network of students, enthusiasts, researchers, and citizen scientists built on the concept of sharing and mapping contributions of photographs and sensor data across the globe;
  3. Empower the general public to contribute data to the scientific community; and
  4. Provide a medium for data scientists, researchers, and citizen scientists to make use of big data generated by the Kooha application

 

Potential Industry Partners/Adopters

 

Potential sectors and users of the data generated through the Kooha application are the transportation and telecommunication companies, environment and health institutions, business sectors, research institutions, policymakers, local government units, and academe.

 

Project Staff

 

Project Management

Joanna G. Syjuco

Division Chief

Vanessa O. Osiana

Project Manager

 

Technical Team

Roxanna S. Aviñante

Team Leader

Elson M. Crisologo Jr.

Team Leader

Members

Michelle P. Neverida

Business Analyst

Rother Jay B. Copino

Mobile App Developer

John Kevin C. Abonita

Mobile App Developer/Graphic Artist

Argio Nikko T. Yorobe

Mobile App Developer

D'artagnan Gerano Jr.

Software Tester

Frank Sarte

Front-End Web Developer

 

Project Management

Joanna G. Syjuco

Division Chief

Vanessa O. Osiana

Project Manager

 

Technical Team

Roxanna S. Aviñante

Team Leader

Elson M. Crisologo Jr.

Team Leader

 

Members

Michelle P. Neverida

Business Analyst

Rother Jay B. Copino

Mobile App Developer

John Kevin C. Abonita

Mobile App Developer/Graphic Artist

Argio Nikko T. Yorobe

Mobile App Developer

D'artagnan Gerano Jr.

Software Tester

Frank Sarte

Front-End Web Developer