The coronavirus outbreak has spread global panic, with people searching for sure-fire ways to protect themselves. Medtech startups, healthcare organizations, and others are bringing applications and online services to the market to help people track the virus, check for symptoms, and offer advice on ways to help prevent exposure or even offer testing methods that limit exposure risk.
Here’s a overview of just a few of the latest resources out there:
The Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University has developed an interactive, web-based dashboard that tracks real-time data on confirmed coronavirus cases, deaths, and recoveries for all affected countries.
App Idea #1: The web-based dashboard monitors multiple data sources to track new cases of coronavirus, including various Twitter feeds, online news services, and direct communication. Before updating the dashboard, researchers confirm with organizations like the CDC, the China CDC (CCDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and city and state-level public health authorities.
App Idea #2: DocClocker app enables patients to receive real-time wait-time reporting of their medical providers, in theory helping to prevent the spread of the virus by enabling patients to avoid long lines in medical waiting rooms, in this way limiting exposure risks.
App Idea #3: The Medici Healthcare Mobile App provides its patients with the option to connect with medical professionals and doctors on the Medici network for a set period of time. The main aim here is to eliminate the additional cost of going into a hospital by providing online consultancy to the users and to minimize physical contacts during the pandemic.
App Idea #4: Orion Health’s outbreak monitoring platform offers the ability to remotely monitor and engage patients in their homes, facilitating communication between quarantined people and the healthcare service, as well as maintaining visibility of those recently discharged. The platform will use artificial intelligence over time to allow providers to identify patients at risk of deterioration and optimize their care.
App Idea #5: To Wash Your Hands app – One way to ensure you follow these guidelines is by proactively getting into the habit of frequently washing your hands throughout the day. The new app is a simple reminder service. The user can instruct the app on how often they would like to be reminded to wash their hands, and the app will do it.
App Idea #6: Washyourlyrics is built to generate handwashing infographics to your favorite songs and to ensure you washing your hands long enough. The CDC has said that washing your hands for at least 20 seconds is one of the best ways to prevent the coronavirus.
App Idea #7: “Don’t touch your face” is hard recommendation for some people to follow even though we have been told it is one of the best ways to avoid coronavirus infection. A new service may help, by shouting at you if you touch your face. Donottouchyourface uses a simple machine-learning algorithm to recognise images of each individual user touching their face, and not touching their face. Once it’s been trained, it can be left in an open tab or a minimised window, and uses web notifications to ping you if you touch your face – or, if you leave the window visible, to put a large red NO on-screen.
COVID-19 has changed the world and people’s minds. The self-isolation or keeping distance is recommended for all to prevent the spread of the virus. In this case, most users try to get information about a disease symptoms, medical services, etc through the Internet using mobile or web applications alike mentioned above.
According to the statistics, 63% of mobile users have a healthcare app on their phone. The forecast says that the number of healthcare app users will grow. If you have an idea that can be useful or even save people’s life it’s time to bring it to life. To promote your company as interested in helping people to stay healthy, to become more well-versed about coronavirus and ways to protect themselves from it.
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