Average daily load
An average value is calculated based on the entries of users of the pollen diary.
The daily load displayed here is created from the entries in the Pollen Diary (www.pollentagebuch.at). Every entry made by Pollen Diary users contributes to the calculation and representation of this value on the relevant current day. All data are normalised so that they can be displayed in per cent. Extreme values are unrealistic for the average population. 0% would be achieved if all users entered no symptoms and 10 only if all users had the maximum of every possible symptom. At the same time, the bars are shown in colour in order to display intensity (from green = low to red = high). The value is calculated as an average for the whole of Austria.
It can therefore be seen on a day to day basis how severely users in Austria are already having to suffer from allergy symptoms! It is not possible to read off from the display which allergen is in the air (the forecasts are available for this purpose).
You can see in real time where, when, how severely and how many people with pollen allergies are being affected by allergic symptoms.
Do you suffer from a pollen allergy too? Keep an eye on the situation at a glance. Register with the Pollen Diary and you can make your own symptoms visible too – for the benefit of everyone with a pollen allergy.
What is the symptom load map?
This new service, based on an experimental system, shows symptom loads extracted from the Patient's hay fever diary in real time on a European scale. The service therefore allows to compare the intensity of symptoms in the respective home town, region or state within Austria or beyond.
What kind of data is used?
The data is directly extracted from pollen allergy sufferers using the Patient's hay fever diary (www.pollendiary.com). Only anonymized and encoded data concerning symptom intensity is used and transferred into the system. Hence, it is impossible to draw inferences about personal data of users.
What information is shown on the symptom load map?
The intensity of symptoms is represented via color code (gray = no symptoms; green = low symptoms; yellow = moderate symptoms; orange = severe symptoms; red = more severe symptoms). The number in the center of the spot is the number of users entering the respective symptom intensity in the patient's hay fever diary.
Why did we establish the symptom load map?
Pollen concentrations and season trends are already displayed in a variety of ways. But what about pollen allergy sufferers in the same location or in other regions? The symptom load map answers these questions and shows prevalent symptom intensities.