(thesis advisor)Barbara Morris
(thesis advisor)Chris Romero
(thesis advisor)Ethan Silverman
Watch Dog is a mobile application that distributes the information about the user's present position and the surrounding area making them feel safe in that environment. Information concerning well-lit streets, busy streets, stores or restaurants open 24 hours, and locations of surveillance cameras will be included. My goal, in this project, is that the user reaches a destination with a safe frame of mind by selecting well-lit and busy streets.
Safety in an environment is defined by people's perception, which is influenced by their experience, physical appearance, and cultural background. Some people feel safe in New York City while others do not. Once people become frightened from a dangerous situation, they might be traumatized. It is difficult to break the fear from trauma, but people may feel safer by becoming familiar with their environment.
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