Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Title :

GoCoronaGo – Contact tracing app and network analytics

Area of research :

Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, COVID-19 Research

Focus area :

Mobile App for COVID-19

Principal Investigator :

Dr Yogesh Simmhan, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, Dr Tarun Rambha, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru

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Executive Summary :

An app to help identify people who may have crossed paths with COVID-19 positive subjects by tracking their interactions in the past using bluetooth and GPS. It uses temporal network analytics in the backend to understand the risk propensity even for distant contacts, understand disease spread and identify high-risk people who are likely to contract and spread the virus. It also provides alerts on isolation and proximity scores, and helps enhance social distancing. It also has a geo-fencing feature for those who are under quarantine, and has the ability to provide their symptoms which is used in the risk evaluation.

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