BOWER's (previously life-link) purpose is to help urban people connect with nature in their life to improve health, well-being, and increase the enjoyment of urban green spaces. Specifically, we are developing a mobile app that will:
- Connect people with beneficial green spaces
- Provide valuable feedback on health impacts and behaviors
- Engage people in local environments and events
With the beta-launch of this app across major metropolitan areas, we are compiling a robust data set describing how green spaces and specific design features influence health and well-being. For example, we are starting to find patterns that relate where, when, and how long someone spends in a green space impacts their heart rate, stress levels, sleep quality, sense of happiness, and mental performance. Let's reconnect with our own nature.
Bower is project by Steven Brady and Tim McGee. Supported and grown at LikoLab.