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    How Can Technology Help The Coronavirus Situation?



    As we all are aware, the novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV has turned into a global epidemic, rapidly spreading from animals to humans with no possible cure. AVCOE researched what technology can do to assist in this emergency and our findings are too interesting not to share!

    Bluedot

    Bluedot calls itself a ‘digital health company’. It uses its analytical system to go through piles of data such as news reports, airline information, reports of animal disease outbreaks and more, tracks this data and identifies trends that are further analyzed by epidemiologists. If the world has access to such insights and predictions of which area/community the disease is going to affect before it does, it may be avoided.
    Here’s their website where you can learn about their algorithm in detail: https://bluedot.global/

    Digital Maps

    The Centre for Systems Science and Engineering at John Hopkins University has developed a digital map that tracks reported cases of the 2019nCoV on a daily basis. The map shows every new case, confirmed death and recovery from the virus and this data can be downloaded as a Google Sheet.
    Read more about it from the John Hopkins University: https://systems.jhu.edu/research/public-health/ncov/
    Here’s the map for you to experience yourself: https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

    VereCoV

    Singapore-based Veredus Laboratories is developing a ‘portable Lab-on-Chip detection kit’ that has quick and portable detection solutions allowing the identification of infected individuals faster so they can be treated as soon as possible. In the words of Dr Rosemary Tan, CEO of Veredus Laboratories, “This VereCoV detection kit will be one of the first commercially available kits in the world with the capability to detect, differentiate and identify all 3 Coronaviruses in a single test in about 2 hours.”
    Here’s the latest news from their website: http://vereduslabs.com/news-and-resources/

    Robot Doctors and Nurses 

    The patients who are identified to be carrying the 2019nCoV are immediately put into isolation and are kept under 24x7 observation and treatment. The medical staff assigned to these cases are at a high risk of being infected by the deadly disease. A viable solution to these problems could be AI doctors and nurses. Turns out, there is already one case of novel coronavirus being treated by a robot in the U.S.
    Read all about it in this CNN news article: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/23/health/us-wuhan-coronavirus-doctor-interview/index.html


    We stay amazed at the ability that technology has of making our lives easier!

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