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Does nature make you happy? Crowdsourcing app looks at relationship between the outdoors and wellbeing
Credit: Leonard Domnguez
A new app will crowdsource data to help scientists understand the relationship between biodiversity and wellbeing. The app, developed at the University of Cambridge, maps happiness onto a detailed map that includes all the UK’s nature reserves and green spaces.
NatureBuzz, which is available to download free on iOS and Android platforms, asks participants three times per day to answer questions about how they feel, whether they are outside or indoors, who they are with, and what they are doing. At the same time, it records their location using GPS data.
Adapted from University of Cambridge News
Posted on 29/04/2016
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