100 Day Challenge
in the Deep South

"Defined diet consumption. 5K walks. Life extending tech."

1,111,000

Georgia Residents are Living with Diabetes

670,000

Canines are Euthanized Nationwide Every Year

241,000

Georgia Residents Don't Know They Have It

36%

Chance of Lowered Risk by Caring for a Canine

Georgia's Social Issue

Family owned dogs have become assets through being a source of support and companionship. The lifespan of dogs tends to be much shorter than that of their owners, and typically, the larger the dog, the shorter the lifespan. It's also possible to accelerate your own canine's life expectancy due to surrendering them to animal shelters because of our own personal health issues. Approximately 3.3 million dogs enter animal shelters every year and often have to be euthanized. A cultural issue affecting southern states in the U.S. is having to deal with marginalized life expectancies for both canines as well as their owners. Leading causes of death according to the CDC are because of heart diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, and suicide. The State of Georgia ties with the State of North Carolina ranking at #12 for upholding up much of the diabetes belt in the United States. Relationships between mental health and cardiovascular disease are among the most disabling diseases. Unfortunately, many pet owners become depressed and are unaware that certain canines can be trained to mutually benefit both themselves as well as the dog in support of extended life expectancy. Trained service dogs are able to detect abnormal health issues 15-30 minutes faster. It is somewhat hard to prove that cardiovascular disease related illnesses directly lead to the development of a first-ever episode of depression in humans. This is because some people who have had previous episodes of depression may not have it formally diagnosed until they see their doctor for heart problems. Starting August 6th 2019, the author of this website will commit to a 100 day challenge in respect to lost loved ones and to bring light to causes such as National Diabetes Awareness Month in the United States. For the duration of the challenge, we will share project milestones via social media and donate all final proceeds to the American Diabetes Association.  We want to preserve the healthful benefits of play while removing the burden of health management.


The #MawAndPawATL challenge will begin August 6th and end November 14th as we enter into the beginning of National Diabetes Awareness Month. During this challenge, we’re committing to declining luxurious meals known for their high caloric intake, providing at minimum five kilometers of exercise supporting longer life expectancy for dogs, and finally contributing to developing software augmenting relationships with companions. Failure to meet these conditions over 100 days, we will increase the initial donation of with an additional $5 for each infraction.


*The American Diabetes Association funds research for preventing and curing diabetes to ultimately improve the lives of people affected by diabetes.


Guidelines

  • No sodas, no drinks high in sugar, no fast food, and absolutely no red meat.
  • Submit substantial commits to the @MawAndPawAtl repository within 24 hours.
  • Walk, run, or bike at minimum five kilometers everyday. Preferably with furry friends.
  • If making a consideration to break any of the guidelines, you must FIRST donate $5!

100 Day Tech Challenge

Huzzah 32

Epoc+

Hardware

HealthKit

Arduino Huzzah 32

This app is an internet of things application using a vibrating dog collar made with an Arduino Huzzard 32 micro controller for receiving WiFi and Bluetooth packets from the Maw & Paw iOS app. Another feature of the app is to connect to a REST API by Emotiv for receiving mental commands using the EPOC+ EEG accessory by Emotiv. The EEG data from the dog owner is used during training to record alpha waves during episodes of blood glucose changes, anxiety, and depression which notifies the app to send differentiating vibrating signals via Bluetooth to the Arduino attached to the dog’s collar. Using vibrating mini motors, the Arduino transmits various vibrating patterns depending on the alert.

Emotiv Epoc+

Concentrating as a Human Learning and Development major, Laurence Wingo volunteered at WellStar Atlanta Medical Center within the intensive care unit for neurology.  Prominent cases within the unit consisted of patients suffering from hemorrhagic strokes. An observation from this Atlanta population concluded that patients were either at risk prior to having a stroke or were pre-diagnosed with having diabetes. Lack of blood flow to the brain could also cause depression. According to the British Medical Journal, it is proposed that depression is the dysfunctional state arising from inadequate rates of blood flow to deliver necessary oxygen and nutrients to sustain normal tissue function in specific regions of the brain.


Using Emotiv’s Epoc+, we could possibly send triggers in an application when blood glucose levels become abnormal producing changes in neurophysiological activity.

Inexpensive Dog Collar or Harness

The Maw & Paw project was created to reinforce alert training for diabetic alert dogs. The goals is to provide a secondary cue to preform alerting behaviors when owners are having problems requiring urgent attention and treatment.


Diabetic alert dogs can detect drops or rises in blood glucose levels ahead of meters, often by 15 to 30 minutes.

HealthKit

If the owners were to document eating habits in the app, then caloric intake is shared with the blood glucose levels within HealthKit on the users iPhone. If blood glucose levels rise or get too low (typically below 75 and above 200), the Maw & Paw app will send Bluetooth packets to the Arduino to alert the dog as a second cue while using heightened senses for scents of the owner. This app seeks to help dog owners with training to develop diabetic alert dogs while building the necessary life they need in return.

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$1 of Every Sale Made is Donated to the American Diabetes Association

In the Process of Building a more resilient community

THe American Diabetes Association uses the hashtag #EverydayReality on social media to connect and promote diabetes awareness in communities. The cultural stigma or lifestyle in the south is usually based around bootstrapping until we have the ability to grow from nothing. Life moves a bit slower in the south but can it rapidly speed up during successful living using southern charm, loyalty, and by being resourceful. Also celebrating life can become a challenge by not doing activities in moderation because we're usually all in or nothing. It's easy to overlook risks from not considering simple daily occurances such as how the brain requires clean and proper blood flow in order to operate at its best. Sometimes unknowingly sufferers with type 2 diabetes mellitus are 2 to 3 times more likely to suffer from mental depression due to the chemistry of the brain. Maw & Paw realizes that managing diabetes can feel like being required to participate in cotillion classes in the south which are proper ettiquete courses to become southern belles or gentlemen. We're seeking to avoid cotillion type self care by using technology to establishing a new form of occupational therapy possibly strengthening independent care for those at risk as well as for possible life saving companions.


During the 100 day challenge, we'll share project milestones while reaching for this goal via social media as well as donate all final proceeds to the ADA.


Amusing Apps We Have Touched

Learning computer programming hasn’t been an easy story to articulate but as a Human Learning and Development advocate we land a delicate balance between classical mythologies, counseling, and die-hard practice. From teaching app development to persisting with heartfelt discussions about design patterns, quality, and coding logic with startups in Atlanta.

Reviews From Previous Experience

Vinay Sharma

Stanley Black & Decker

I appreciate and thank you for all your efforts towards making the Tool Connect project a success. You joined the team at a juncture where we needed somebody like you to hit the ground running, you did exactly that and more. I am a firm believer of the fact that for a team to be successful every team member needs to contribute fully, you were a key part of the team and you did contribute 100%. I wish you success in all your future endeavors.

Tracey Pickett, ESQ

Eboticon

Very few companies are lucky enough to find a developer as talented, hard-working, and reliable as Laurence! He is a true team player, rescuing as we went through heavy iOS development cycles. He has truly become one of Eboticon's most valuable assets. I highly recommend this guy!

Herb Ford

Turner Broadcasting

I personally hired Mr. Wingo because of his experience with mobile development. I placed him within our QA team to assist in leading mobile testing. He has worked with both our domestic and international teams to test advertising campaigns before launch into production environments. Definitely dependable, hard-working, and always willing to go the extra mile in a short amount of time.

Debra Cronin

Georgia State University

Laurence has been working as a web developer utilizing various web development tools He has contributed to our team by presenting creative ideas and being able to articulate the benefits. We have received nothing but positive feedback from our customers, and we continually receive requests for his services. I highly recommend Laurence for employment. He is a team player, consistent, dependable, and would make a great asset to any organization.

Troy Scott Smith

Georgia Perimeter College

Laurence came to GPC having already begun a couple of start-up enterprises in web design, so he's something of a quiet, unassuming go-getter!

When it was time for the expansion of the Office of Information Technology Customer Service Deparment, Laurence was the first person I thought should interview for a web design position with them, and he was the first hired. He worked with a fledgling team, interacted with directors, assistant directors, and others, from a multitude of different areas inside and outside of OIT, to help develop the site. That project is now in its final stages.

To sum up, Laurence has impressed us with his abilities and genial demeanor. Not only is he a nice guy to have around, but it is quite easy to believe that Laurence will accomplish anything he sets his mind to achieve.

Monique Murray Rainey

Ryan Cameron Foundation

Laurence has volunteered with the Ryan Cameron Foundation (RCF) a total of 60 hours over the past year. He has participated in programs such as, 4th Annual Health Fair, 10th Annual Father Daughter Dance, and Adopt-A-Highway Clean Ups. Laurence has been a volunteer for the last 2 years and spends 20-40 hours annually volunteering for RCF.

The Ryan Cameron Foundation is an Atlanta based non-profit 501c3 organization committed to the youth of Atlanta. The RCF is dedicated to creating healthy transitions from childhood into adulthood with resources and programs designed to empower, inspire, and encourage self growth.

Kevin Kelley

Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Mr. Laurence Wingo has been employed with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation assigned to the GCIC Connectivity section within the Georgia Crime Information Center, since May 2007. During this time period he has proven himself to be a very valuable employee. He is self motivated and does not hesitate to ask questions and do whatever it takes to get the job done. He has an excellent work ethic, extremely good personal skills, and is very dependable. In my opinion, with all the excellent qualities that Mr. Wingo possesses, he would be a valuable asset to anyone that selects him for employment.