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COVID-19 TRACKER

A mobile technology app that could help in reducing/containing COVID-19 spread through ensuring safety for the community

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The main objective of this application is to aid in stopping the spread of coronavirus pandemic, through determination of infectants location for the past 14 days. The propose idea translate to a solution for individuals to incognito self-monitor their movement. This strategy could help the governments condense and curb the spread of the virus in at least two approaches. Altogether with keeping in observance users’ privacy. Due to the mode of dispersal of the computations, the user geographical location data doesn’t leave one’s mobile device/phone, unless identified by authorities as infected.

Once someone is diagnosed with coronavirus disease, they have an epidemiological inquiry. With our app, not only we can speed up this process, but also make its result more reliable. During the inquiry one should provide their location from the last two weeks. However, an average person can recall only 4 days. Thanks to our application position can be determined precisely. As a result it replaces vague memories with exact time and location. Thanks to it, the right people can be moved to quarantine, allowing life to keep going.

Moreover, if someone has been tested positive, their data can be published in an anonymous way. It is later transmitted to other users’ devices where their own path is compared with the path of the infected one. If the paths are close enough(below 0.5 m distance) at some time point, the user is notified that they might have had a contact and any symptom should be taken seriously. Only points involving contact are shown to the user so that it is impossible to detect who the infected person was.

Data gathered by users who are not infected does not leave their mobiles. However it allows them to get notified whether they had a contact with a sick person. This data can also be used in other ways. Imagine you are suspected of staying in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, but you have our app and you can prove that you were somewhere else.

Our program also gathers stats shared by sick ones to show risk of being infected with respect to place. To maintain privacy, we do not show paths but only risk depending on the area. This data can also be used by people who do not use our app to check whether they have been in any of the dangerous areas.

What is the need are you focusing on?

Our major focus is in stopping the spread of coronavirus pandemic, through determination of infectants. To enable to create safe paths for the community.

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed
  • Sharing an actual pivot your organization has already made

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

The propose idea translate to a solution for individuals to incognito self-monitor their movement. This strategy could help the governments condense and curb the spread of the virus. Through use of data as a pivot instrument, it is analysed, thus opening doors to endless possibilities and providing tools for better decision making. We believe that the future of people during this pandemic can be vastly improved by making data accessible and re-usable, providing the power to improve safety practices everywhere. Key to this change is in the proactive sharing of Data, ensuring information about COVID-19 is placed into the hands of everyone (https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ZfNIqgy04jb7yrAsMA7k3Vh7WAYXf7XrnqLDnUn6wmA/edit?usp=sharing). Sustainable impact is at the heart of Ghaladata mandate, and changing lives is the call to action. We believe that the focus on utilizing Data in combating COVID-19 will open possibilities for containing it and destroying barriers to understanding it

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Yes

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

A technological revolution is urgently needed to win the fight against COVID-19. COVID-19 Tracker, it could halt the spread of Covid-19 therefore stopping the pandemic. This will lead to improve human health and well-being and enable the community to live a productive live. Beyond direct economic and social benefits, COVID-19 tracker will raise human security and build resilience in countries and communities to help limit the spread of the disease(The spread of the disease could be reduced by 1/3 or 1/2). We envisaged normal businesses continuity around the world, leading to re-emergence of economic activity and jobs. The application is anticipated to positively affect millions of people in terms of numbers if accepted world-wide. Once launched and installed, we anticipated it will take around 7 days after installation to be effective.

What is the name of your business or organization?

GHALADATA

What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

Ghala Data is a technology provider that develops physical and digital data solutions that allow companies, government agencies, consumers and citizens to identify themselves, connect, communicate and make secure, practical financial and data transactions. Ghaladata provides analytics and modelling insights to business. We use strong industry experience, together with descriptive and predictive analytics, to deliver strategic analytic solutions that drive business growth and ROI, provide data quality solution through linking customers and business together, ensuring all motors that drive positive customer engagement are up and running and working to better the quality and security of delivery of client’s documents over digital channel

What is your profession?

Data Scientist

Where are you located (country)?

KENYA

Where are you located (region)?

  • Eastern Africa

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Customer Experience/Service
  • Designer(UX/CX/Design Research)
  • Sciences/Scientist
  • Technology

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • Less than 1 year old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Business

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Grants
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- NGOs
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Private Sector
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Government
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Civil Society Groups
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Grassroots/Community Groups

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

Financial assistance in setting up a server and a database in order to deploy our solution to the community.

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

1).Even though not all of the people in certain locations might use our app, it will still likely prove to provide statistically significant data. This data can be used to monitor the disease, estimate its spread and prove useful for scientific virological purposes. 2). To publish the path we need consent of two sides: infected patients and authorities. People who are tested with covid-19 in most cases should be eager to publish the data in order to reduce the effects of the pandemy. We also need consent of the authorized person so that no fake paths are published.

If you are currently working on a pivot, what have you learned so far?

One of the major problems that we faced when trying to come up with some solution to coronavirus pandemic was the lack of reliable data regarding the movement of people.

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?

No, but if available we will be happy to collaborate.

Website URL

https://ghaladata.com/

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