It’s been a very busy few months at Community Noise Lab! We have been working closely with The Software & Application Innovation Lab (SAIL) at the Hariri Institute for Computing at Boston University to put the finishing touches on NoiseScore 2.0, under the direction of software engineer, Sarah Leinicke.
Since 2017, we have piloted NoiseScore 1.0 in communities far and wide and have gathered lots of useful feedback that we have implemented in our most recent version. Updates include:
- A fresh new look. We kept some old elements like our fantastic logo, but updated to a lighter color scheme.
- A revamped registration survey to capture trends in socio-demographic data collection. For example, users can now identify using gender pronouns, American Descendants of Slaves (ADOS) can now identify as such, and we also added questions around time-activity.
- Flexibility to measure sound levels for as short or as long as needed.
- An updated mapping system.
- An easier to navigate noise perception survey with an option to add in a brief comment.
Our Live Heat Map, is also getting a much-needed update and will be available early fall.
We are also working with Dr. Masanao Yajima and his team to develop the NoiseScore Community Noise Metric, which will synthesize data collected from both the NoiseScore app AND data from our Sound Monitoring Stations.
NoiseScore 2.0 can be downloaded:
Google Store link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noisescore
Or, you can search either store for: NoiseScore App
So, please be patient with us as we navigate from NoiseScore 1.0 to NoiseScore 2.0 both in the app stores and on our websites!
If you have any questions or encounter any issues, please contact us, contact us here.
We would like to thank the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for their generous support of our project!