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Scientists say they have developed a Bluetooth tracing system which is ready to be deployed into an app in the fight against coronavirus.
A team at UCL (University College London) have been working on the technology with data privacy experts to ease concerns of misuse.
Contact tracing has been widely discussed as a potential solution to help end the Covid-19 lockdown, following in the footsteps of Singapore, where a similar offering has been adopted.
The idea is to use Bluetooth technology to keep a log of those who have been in close proximity to you, and send out an alert if any anonymously declare themselves as tested positive, with advice on further steps to take.
Scientists looking into treatments for coronavirus are hoping to use the collective power of a network of smartphones to help boost research.
The DreamLab app, developed by the Vodafone Foundation, uses the collective power of a network of phones to analyse huge amounts of information in a much shorter space of time.
The technology will be used by researchers from Imperial College London hoping to identify how existing drugs and food-based molecules could help patients with or recovering from Covid-19.
A pan-EU coronavirus health tracking app is needed to protect the privacy of the region’s citizens, Europe’s data protection tsar has said.
Several European governments have launched Covid-19 tracking applications to help inform social distancing policies and the eventual lifting of lockdown measures.
The NHS needs greater cyber security support to prevent a crippling attack during the coronavirus pandemic, a think tank has warned.
Security experts at Chatham House claim the NHS may be ill-prepared to deal with the aftermath of a potentially devastating cyber threat and has suggested the Government seek urgent help to protect it.
The impact of COVID-19 is the latest reminder that healthcare must be as flexible as available tools will allow. From pop-up networks, mobile screenings, and mobile health vehicles to telemedicine and IoT, technology is pushing the boundaries of how and where healthcare is offered. Whether inside a clinic or far beyond, healthcare requires flexible, reliable, and secure connectivity. In many situations, LTE and 5G are the best solution.