Enabling the health authorities and individuals to trace contact and risk of infection by infected persons using GPS and mobile technology.
Having observed the challenge faced in the current fight against COVID-19 it is evident that the initial priority of any authority in containing the spread of the disease is in early identification of infected persons so as to take the required containment or treatment measures.
Identifying and tracking people who have been exposed to the risk of infection is a critical function, which however can be difficult given the complexity of human mobility.
We see a possibility of deploying appropriate technology to facilitate the critical function of helping the authorities as well as individuals track their possible exposure to infection.
We envision the use of big data analytics and mobile phone technology to enable a swift, efficient and empowering capability for government as well as individuals to track possible exposure and take appropriate action in good time.
It is the intention of this project to create a mobile app solution to assist individuals and the authorities to identify their exposure risk and therefore take the appropriate safeguards to obtain treatment and or protect others from further infection.
What is the need are you focusing on?
Using mobile technology and big data analytics we can improve the speed with which contact with infected persons can be traced and prevented. The solution will empower the health authorities to map the risk and growth of infections more accurately over specific regions and deploy timely and appropriate interventions.
Individuals will be able to map their own risk of exposure and obtain the necessary guidance based on their personal exposure to infection risk.
This solution would also provide indicators of high risk zones by highlighting the concentration of infections and likelihood of infection to alert individuals from exposing themselves unnecessarily.
Given that no country is likely to test the entire population, this solution provides a tool to ensure fast and precise tracing of those people under highest risk of infection.
The solution design is meant to ensure that the platform can support similar requirements for tracking other diseases other than COVID-19 now or in future.