Covid-19: App to integrate people with global information system RRS feed

  • Question

  • We know that only a small proportion of people infected with the coronavirus will manifest symptoms of the disease and most will heal at home without even undergoing medical tests. However, these people have been infected somewhere where others have also become infected and may continue to become infected. If we had an application where people answer a questionnaire that allows them to be identified as infected according to the symptoms they experience and that also follows people's steps by GPS to record the places they have been in the past few weeks, it would be possible to inform a global system that would discover the common sites visited by different patients. These sites would be identified as points of spread of the disease so that local health workers could take the appropriate steps to stop the spread of the virus in these places. For example, a supermarket cashier may be infected without showing symptoms, but spreading the virus to customers. Once customers started to manifest symptoms, the app would discover the supermarket as the common place where they have been and where they may have become infected. It would be possible to send alerts to other users of the app who have been at the supermarket in the past few weeks to isolate themselves for a precautionary period.

    If there is no longer someone working on such an application, here is my suggestion to anyone who can develop this type of application or take it to a company or public agency that can. It would be useful for all epidemics and of global reach.


    Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:25 PM

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  • Google and Apple stole your idea! ;-)

    Good luck,

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    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:05 AM
  • I heard that they want to use the bluetooth of smartphones to alert about the presence of an infected person, but my idea is different from that. I don't believe that an infected person will take a smartphone to a public place knowing that he will have his presence detected and that he will be easily identified.


    • Edited by Codelines Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:19 AM
    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:17 AM