Unorthodox ideas and technology taking on the COVID-19 pandemic

STOP CORONA

In the wake of the massive outbreak of the novel coronavirus, various countries have declared states of emergency. Calls for social distancing and working from home have greatly impacted daily life as well as the global economy.
We believe there is more than one solution to solving the crisis posed by this pandemic.
InnoUvators will be featuring a wide range of stories, from businesses with professional expertise to young innovative minds who are working hard every day to make a difference.

What are you doing to get through this difficult time? Staying at home lately and starting something new? Use #CovidInno on social media (such as Twitter or Instagram) to let us know your stories.
You can also highlight hard-working individuals aiming to overcome this crisis, as well as fresh ideas and innovative techniques.

Technology

The UK will use drones to make urgent medical deliveries, and may use them to transport blood and organs in future

The UK's transport secretary said a planned trial of the technology will be brought forward.

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We are always impressed with the various capabilities of drones and other automated machines and this is no different in showing that drones can be an excellent help in saving people's lives.

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Sanofi collaborates to develop breakthrough COVID-19 smartphone-based self-testing solution

Sanofi and Luminostics signed an agreement to evaluate a collaboration on a unique self-testing solution for COVID-19

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In an effort to reduce patinet-doctor contact, Sanofi have partnered with Luminostics to use your smartphone in Covid-19 diagnosis, the power of smartphones in the modern age is limitless.

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The computer algorithm that was among the first to detect the coronavirus outbreak

On New Year's Eve, a small company in Canada was among the first to raise the alarm about an infectious disease outbreak. Its computer algorithm calculated where the virus might spread next.

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AI has advanced to an unprecedented level in recent years with their predictive technology. One small company in Canada was able to predict the current pandemic using AI technology!

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Portable 'cold plasma' wand prototype could destroy germs in seconds

Engineers from the University of Michigan created a plasma jet wand to disinfect hospital rooms.

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A tool that can sanitize both soft and hard surfaces in seconds could be right around the corner. This innovation feels like Star Trek in its futurism!

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Israeli researchers say they can make disinfectant from tap water

Bar-Ilan researchers electrify water to produce hypo chloric acid at defined level of acidity; patented method has not been published in science journal or subject to peer review

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While not yet published, these researchers claim they can produce disinfectant from regular old tap water - innovation can be adaptation too.

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Dyson plans to build 15,000 ventilators to fight COVID-19

The company will donate thousands of ventilators abroad.

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Companies around the world continue to use their resources to help those in need with the building and production of ventilators. Dyson aims to build 15,000 in their efforts to curb the effects of the virus

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COVID-19: Recreating virtual events as how they happen in the real world - Express Computer

The Covid-19 outbreak has presented marketeers and event agencies with opportunity and task to take their experiences online. It is challenging and difficult for one platform to understand and give all abilities to marketeer to build an experience of their liking

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With social distancing guidelines leading to cancellation/postponement of many major events around the world, some are looking to the Internet and available technologies to recreate the experience

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Voice Technology Is in Demand — and Social Distancing Could Accelerate Its Adoption

Voice technology has become even more attractive in the context of COVID-19 and customer interactions.

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Recent years have seen the rise of voice assistances (Siri, Alexa, Google Home). Its demand is being accelerated due to the covid-19 crisis

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Guy's and St Thomas' launch "3D printing farm"

Guy's and St Thomas' has received its first delivery of face shields created in a specially developed "3D printing farm", in collaboration with 3D printing companies and enthusiasts.

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The next step in farming? 3D printing. Guy's and St Thomas' have implemented a wonderful new techinique in helping to get masks to those in the NHS (UK) by 3d printing en-masse!

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News - Bosch

Bosch secures local contract to build ventilators

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Another excellent example of collaborations between companies as Bosch Australia & Grey Innovations work together to build 2,000 ventilators

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Tired of sanitising your groceries? This ‘Corona Oven’ aims to disinfect everything in 10 minutes

That's because one segment of UV light is extremely effective when it comes to killing microorganisms, including coronaviruses. UV light has been known to kill SARS-CoV-1, which is a cousin of SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19.

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A start up in India has taken sanitization into their own hands and developed an easy-to-use solution to help keep you safe. This kind of device can have helpful effects that outlast the current pandemic!

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3 ways Augmented Reality can help us with COVID-19 and beyond

AR is no longer just about the technology; it’s about defining how this technology can create experiences that are meaningful and can enrich humanity.

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The current covid-19 crisis has lead to wider implementation of AR technologies such as Hololens to push society into making AR the norm for education, entertainment, and health support.

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Hawaii inventor creates COVID-19 app to stop people from touching their face

Just say, JalapeNO! with the app that buzzes every time you touch your face, now available on Fitbit Ionic.

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This app combines with your fitbit to notify you everytime you touch your face to help minimize the risks of contracting Covid-19.

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AI tool finds 3 coronavirus signs that often lead to a severe case

The novel coronavirus outbreak is far from being under control, with COVID-19 ravaging several countries at the moment. The US alone has accounted for nearly 175,000 cases of the more than 818,000 …

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Since its outbreak, the variance of severity of covid-19 has been a mystery. Now, with the power of AI, researchers have been able to narrow down some of the causes as to why individual differences lead to drasticly different Covid-19 responses.

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ViLTė is an automated conversation robot providing official COVID-19-related information

Truthful, reliable and up-to-date information on emergency, quarantine and coronavirus from official sources is crucial today. In order to facilitate the provision of such information to the public...

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There's no shortage of implementation of AI during the Covid-19 pandemic, this conversation robot in Lithuania provides up-to-date information related to coronavirus.

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Hackathons take aim at coronavirus | Sifted

Tech communities are coming up with innovative solutions for coronavirus-related challenges. Wir vs. Virus was Germany's biggest hackathon to date.

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Another great example of how hackathons can encourage people to come together to boost creativity and lead to improved innovation, this collection of hackathons signifies the power of collaboration

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Colombia's Rappi trials robots to deliver restaurant food to homes

Colombian startup Rappi is piloting deliveries by robots as a safe way of getting food to people forced to stay at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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To keep up with increased demand of food delivery, one start up in Colombia has takn it upon themselves to introduce automatic delivery robots for fast food. A great way to minimize the disruptions to day-to-day life in the fast food industry.

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Restaurateur Nick Kokonas isn’t waiting for Congress to come to his rescue

The co-owner of Chicago’s Alinea restaurant and CEO of reservation service Tock has a game plan for surviving the COVID-19 era—and he wants other restaurants to adopt it.

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Sometimes innovation can come in the form of a slight adjustment to your business plan to weather the current storm. Previously only a reservation app, Tock, now has updated to offer pick-up and delivery options within the app and hopes others follow suit in his adaptations.

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World’s First Indoor Disinfection Drone Ready to Fight COVID-19

In true timely fashion, Digital Aerolus, a global leader in autonomous technology for any vehicle that flies, drives, dives, or swims, has developed the

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An incredible tactic to sterilize the infection in rooms. This UVC emitting drone is a world first and mirrors science fiction

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Interest in autonomous vehicles and delivery drones grows during COVID-19 pandemic

Contactless delivery is crucial during the coronavirus pandemic, with self-driving shuttles at the Mayo Clinic delivering COVID-19 tests, food being delivered in China, and sidewalk robots operating in California.

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Covid-19 seems to be fast tracking the development and growth in automation and it's innovation, the need for automated delivery services and driving is at an unprecedented high

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Twin Taps innovates their way through challenging times

Sydney based plumbing company Twin Taps is embracing innovation during COVID-19, helping improve safety in the construction industry.

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A small Sydney-based construction company has decded to install technology for cleaning stations using sensors to try and minimize the spread of Covid-19 on worksites

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Slightly Robot: Debug Yourself

A wristband that vibrates everytime you touch your face (response to COVID 19)

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To combat the high frequency of times you touch your face during the day, this wristband helps to prevent you doing that by notifying you everytime you do!

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Eating Niagara: From candy apples to COVID-19: Beamsville company’s technology poised to help in pandemic

Clean Flow machine sanitizes PPE

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A town local who discovered a method for killing listeria bacteria is now using his knowledge to fight against COVID-19.

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Robots vital role in Coronavirus 247techclub - 247techclub

Coronavirus outbreak is spreading all over the world.Robots can help us in any outbreak of virus and it can also help us limit the contamination.

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247techclub highlights a few of the incredible robots that can help fight Covid 19

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Robots deployed in high-risk infection areas to combat COVID-19

Vibot version 1A, which carries food and other supplies to patients inside hospitals.

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Using robots to deliver supplies in order to decrease the potential of infection is both innovative and the potential to be the standard in the future.

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Research app to harness power of phones to perform covid-19 research

Scientists are turning to the collective power of smartphones

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With smartphones being incredibly powerful in the modern day, this app will help anyone participate in research of COVID-19

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Welsh doctor designs ventilator that could save the lives of thousands of coronavirus patients

Ventilators that could save the lives of thousands of people suffering from coronavirus across the UK have been created by a doctor in Carmarthenshire - in just three days.
The device has been designed by senior consultant at Glangwili Hospital Dr Rhys Thomas with the help of an engineering company in Ammanford.

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A Welsh doctor invented an emergency ventilator on his own within 3 days. This kind of quick thinking in a crisis is essential to solving the situation at hand in a timely manner.

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Coronavirus: Robots use light beams to zap hospital viruses

UV light-emitting robot designed to kill bacterial microbes.

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Having robots disinfect is a brilliant way to avoid potential infections. As disinfection is required in a lot of places nowadays, the best way to go about it would be to do it remotely, as this robot does.

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The greatest ideas, inspiration, and business support in the region, in 5,000 square meters of dedicated space.

Innovation center that houses many different inventors, including the man that built a hands-free door-pull system

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A business houses many different inventors. This particular establishment was home to the doctor that invented a hands-free door pull system. Businesses that encourage innovation like this deserve to be highlighted.

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Device for diagnosis

Genomtec ID is a handy, innovative diagnostic device. It is based on the amplification and detection of specific DNA and RNA fragments, i.e. the gold standard of molecular diagnostics. Studies involving Genomtec ID can be performed both in humans and animals as well as in agriculture, food industry and environmental contamination control.

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Genomtec technology, while still in further development, already has a number of implementation possibilities in many areas of medicine, including the liquid biopsy, immunological or biochemical tests.

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Video-based Vital Signs Monitoring App

Digital and connected healthcare solutions hold the promise of enhancing and expanding delivery of medical services by enabling self- and remote diagnosis.

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Repetitive, routine and time-consuming healthcare tasks are handled by the app, so medical staff are free to spend more time caring for patients.

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Monitor Drivers' and Passengers' Wellbeing for a Safe Drive

Driverless cars used to be “only in the movies,” but now they’re becoming a reality. Autonomous car technology is being developed by most major car makers, including Lexus and Mercedes; we’ve even seen Tesla’s driver-less Autopilot system on the roads. Google is developing its autonomous car technology in the wild, and Apple is rumored to be working with BMW on its own automated car.

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Monitoring passengers’ and drivers’ vital signs comes in many forms and technologies.

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STETH IO:Remote Cardiopulmonary Acoustic Monitoring

Distribute the Steth IO to patients and allow them to perform remote examination. Collect patient symptoms, heart sounds, and lung sounds, and have reports uploaded to the cloud for review.

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The Steth IO portal allows for quick enrollment and management of patients. Add patients in seconds, and view their reports at any time.

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Beyond screening: How Covid-19 chatbots support patient navigation and health checks - MedCity News

To remain as agile as possible, organizations should consider using chatbots, smart speaker applications, and other modalities but caution must be taken to ensure these solutions fully address healthcare privacy and security requirements.

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With hotlines and doctors offices being overwhelmed with requests to get information about potential symptoms, chatbots have never been so welcome to ease the stress on phonecall workers

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Coronavirus: Graduates replaced with robots in Japan

I think this is truly a novel experience to receive a certificate in a public area while I am in a private space.

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Japanese students attend graduation during COVID-19! Initially a harrowing thought in this trying time, until you see that robots went in their stead!

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Aussie workplace thermal test unveiled - InnovationAus

Brisbane based technology and services company Bigmate has developed a thermal-imaging solution which can immediately detect elevated temperatures of people entering or leaving their workplaces in real time. Known as ‘Thermy’, the scalable system can be deployed across locations ranging from factories to territorial borders as well as government and private offices – anywhere people...

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Australian researchers propose the implementation of a new camera than can accurately read your temperature, giving effective information of possible fevers before starting work

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Israeli rapid COVID-19 lab diagnostic kits in production

A hospital lab kit to diagnose COVID-19 in 50 minutes is nearing the market, while a home kit will be ready within four months, says BATM founder.

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A lab kit to help people know if they COVID-19 in 50 minutes

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COVID-19 diagnostic tests are done using the qPCR technique

qPCR (often referred to as PCR) is a technique to identify pathogens (bacteria, viruses, fungi) and other diseases by looking for known DNA (or RNA) sequences in samples.

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A test to find out if people have COVID-19 using the qPCR technique

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Diagnosing coronavirus by listening to your voice

Israel’s Vocalis Health is collecting voice samples of Covid-19 patients and healthy individuals to develop a new screening method.

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A way to test for COVID-19 using a person's voice

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Our COVID-19 Response

MyndYou’s AI-based solutions use unique passive voice analytics and remote engagement tools to enable care providers to effectively screen for COVID-19 in their communities, combat the effects of social isolation in older adults, and ensure targeted care for individuals who need it most.

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A way to test for COVID-19 using a person's voice

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Asia deploys innovative, if invasive, tech to curb virus

Electronic bracelets and phones that report your whereabouts, text messages if you stray too far from quarantine and digital detectives tracking where you have been — Asian countries have embraced innovative, if somewhat invasive, tech to counter the coronavirus pandemic.

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A bracelet that reports where a person has been

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Coronavirus is here K has you covered

Application for free virtual primary care

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An application for free virtual care

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We Help Radiologists Stay Firmly in Control

AI-powered medical-image analysis solution to automatically and accurately detect and classify COVID-19 infection in chest CT images

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Image analysis solution that uses AI to check for COVID-19

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MAKING MEDICAL CARE ACCESSIBLE GLOBALLY

an app connecting travelers with local doctors

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An application that connects travelers and doctors

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Your On Demand Medical Exam

Medical exams from the comfort of home

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Medical examination from your home

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Medical Smart Monitoring

The Biobeat monitoring platform measures vital signs in real-time using wireless, non-invasive, medical-grade technology.

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A wearable (watch, etc) that monitors your vital signs (heart beat, pulse, etc.)

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Improve Patient Safety with Contact-Free Continuous Monitoring from EarlySense

Continuous monitoring improves patient safety: Discover how contact-free continuous monitoring from EarlySense can help improve safety in your facility or home.

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A monitor that sits under a person's bed and informs they might have COVID-19

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The future of blood diagnostics is here

OLO blood analyzer performs rapid automated testing of COVID-19 patients’ samples using a self-contained cartridge to collect two drops of blood from a venous or finger prick sample

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A blood analyzer that quickly tests patient's blood for COVID-19

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Critical Care Enhanced by Al-powered predictive analytics

A TeleICU technology uses AI-based predictive analytics to expand ICU capacity and resources while protecting frontline care workers

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AI-based solution that remote monitors ICU and helps doctors expand their ICU rooms

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EMPOWERING HEALTHIER LIVES Clinically Validated, Personalized & Adaptive AI Platform, for Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease and Health Promotion

AI-powered mobile health platform, developed for diabetes patients, is enabling remote monitoring, management and intervention for COVID-19 patients with chronic diseases

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AI-powered mobile health platform that enables romote monitoring

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In the ICU, time is of the essence.

Clarity RMS platform to monitor critical COVID-19 patients’ urine flow remotely and continuously

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Platform that can remotely monitor COVID-19 patients' urine flow

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Covid-19 and RPA: Automating Critical Tasks In Critical Times.

automated reporting of COVID-19 testing results

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System that automatically reports COVID-19 results

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Watch: Police in China use smart helmet to detect possible Coronavirus patients

Some police officers in China are provided with helmets that are not only tough and close to indestructible but also come with smart features with temperature detection and even support vehicle registration plate recognition. The helmets which come with a head-up display can read the body temperature of anyone real time.

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Police in China that are using shamrt helmets that are equipped with AI to help detect the body temperature of anybody they look at

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Autonomous Robots Are Helping Kill Coronavirus in Hospitals

Robots that can efficiently disinfect hospitals using UV light could slow coronavirus infections

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Self-driving robots are going through hospitals killing viruses with UV lights

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COVID-19 Breakthrough: New invention being installed at Camp Murray can sterilize, recycle 80,000 protective masks daily

A large revolutionary decontamination system being installed at Camp Murray, which will be able to clean and sterilize up to 80,000 protective N-95 respirator masks every day, is being called an exciting breakthrough that could help solve the shortage of masks for healthcare professionals fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A decontamination system will clean and sterilize 80,000 masks every day

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Fabrication

D’Addario develops face masks using Evans G2 drumheads to protect against Corona virus

D’Addario, the guitar string manufacturer and parent company of Evans Drumheads has announced that it will begin production of protective face masks, using G2 two-ply drumheads.
The announcement was made today via the company’s Instagram profile, featuring a picture of the mask and a statement outlining D’Addario’s plan to begin production, with an aim to produce 100,000 masks per-week.

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Showing more solidarity between various companies and the world, this innovation shows a new way to recycle to save the world

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Antimicrobial Textile Shield

Our cutting-edge nano-coating technology harnesses the power of sound waves to actively impregnate potent antibacterial non-toxic chemicals, ensuring long-term durable protection.

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The applications of the technology therefore have the potential to dramatically reduce the transmission of disease caused by bacteria, fungi and viruses as the mechanisms by which zinc acts are universally bio-active against all microbes.

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3D Printing Community responds to COVID-19 and Coronavirus resources - 3D Printing Industry

How is the 3D printing community responding to COVID-19? *THIS ARTICLE WILL BE UPDATED DAILY* As the now pandemic Coronavirus takes hold over the globe, we see countries implementing travel restrictions, social distancing measures, and work from home policies. Even the more developed countries are seeing their healthcare systems overloaded and fatigued by COVID-19. In …

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An excellent and frequently updated space for information on how the 3D printing community is responding to COVID-19

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Coronavirus: The new inventions inspired by a pandemic

A new ventilator, a virus-killing snood and a hands-free door pull are just some of the innovations coming out of Wales to tackle coronavirus.

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A mask/bandana that kills viruses

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Hands-Free 3D-Printed Door Openers to Help Against the Spread of Coronavirus

Door handles are among the most germ-infested objects in houses, hospitals, factories, and elderly homes. We stand behind our mission to build a better and healthier world, which is why we’re sharing free design files for all worldwide to 3D print hands-free door openers. Careful analyses by our risk prevention advisors on how viruses spread confirm that by using our covered arms instead of our bare hands, we can work together to avoid further passing on COVID-19. Let's work together to stop the spread!

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A door handle attachment allows you to open doors by using your arms

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THIS 3D-PRINTED ADAPTER TURNS SNORKELING MASK INTO A VENTILATOR

3D PRINTING AND SOME BRILLIANT OBJECT-HACKING COULD RESULT IN LIVES SAVED. HERE'S TO SMART FIXES.

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Engineers are 3D printing adapters to snorkeling mask to turn them into oxygen masks

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Health

OXOS Medical Proposes Deployable Chest X-Ray Device for Coronavirus Diagnoses and Monitoring

OXOS Medical is responding to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) call for proposals for specialized equipment to be considered under the Rapid Response Research (RAPID) funding mechanism to develop processes and actions to address the global coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

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An incredible innovation that can have long-lasting effects in medicine: portable X-rays. This opens up a huge list of possibilities in helping those with various health issues needing x-ray technology.

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Bay Area startup researches cough with goal to make Covid-19 predictions - MedCity News

HealthMode's goal is to get cough data from a 1,000 people and train AI models to ultimately be able to diagnose Covid-19 and perhaps even to predict how severe the disease will be.

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There are some incredible and unique diagnostic methods arising during Covid-19, this technique under research aims to analyze coughing to help predict signs of covid-19

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Designs for Life-saving Breathing Aid to be Made Freely Available

The designs of a new breathing aid developed by engineers at UCL and Formula One working with clinicians at UCLH have been made freely available to support the global response to Covid-19.

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The F1 team of Mercedes-AMG have worked hard to develop and produce a new form of CPAP device to aid those suffering with Covid-19. Help can come from all corners of the business world.

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Beyond N95: Industrial filters create particle-capturing masks

Japan's Yamashin-Filter utilizes material used in construction machinery

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A Japanese industrial filter manufacturer, Yamashin-Filter, has adapted their products to help produce masks with capabilities of preventing the spread of COVID-19. Innovation can always be seen with adaptation.

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HKUST Develops New Smart Anti-Microbial Coating in the Fight Against COVID-19

Researchers at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have developed a Multilevel Antimicrobial Polymer (MAP-1) coating that is effective in killing viruses, bacteria and even hard-to-kill spores, including but not limited to COVID-19

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Another excellent method of destroying harmful viruses, bacteria and fungi. This new approach from researchers in Hong Kong can aid with COVID-19 and even drug resistance bacteria, giving opportunity to provide prevention for any future possible outbreaks of illnesses

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Finding a future in remote diagnosis and continuous patient monitoring with wearable devices

VivaLNK provides medical wearable solutions that capture and analyze human vitals and biometrics for continuous patient monitoring

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With the need to reduce doctor-patient contact only increasing, this company is providing a solution with wearable devices that can monitor a patients progress and with COVID-19 they aim to offer a new form of diagnosis

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How a robot is helping Tygerberg specialists deal with pandemic

Intensive care specialists at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town have a new infection-resistant "colleague" helping them do ward rounds on Covid-19 patients.

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To reduce patient-doctor contact time, the use of robots has become crucial in stopping the spread. These doctors now can minimize risk of infection by telecommunicating through a robot that does the rounds of the medical floor.

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FDA authorizes production of a new ventilator that costs up to 25x less than existing devices – TechCrunch

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the manufacture of the Coventor ventilator, a new hardware design first developed by the University of Minnesota. The project sought to create a ventilator that could provide the same level of life-saving care as existing ventilator models,…

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Down to $1,000 from over $20,000 this new ventilator could be the difference between life and death for many patients and has recently recieved FDA approval

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Firms inventing high-quality masks to battle virus | The Japan Times

Medium-sized firms in a range of industries across Japan are marshaling their technologies and knowhow to produce high-quality, washable masks to meet soaring demand.

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Companies of all shapes and sizes are showing the power of mankind when we come together for a greater cause with this large initiative to help bring masks throughout Japan

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Confronting the risk you can't see.

Health tech company that analyzes the spread of pandemics and implements technological measures to help prevent them.

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This company analyzes data based on the spread of viruses, and is using their current technology to produce data about where and how fast COVID-19 is spreading. When we know where to implement safety measures, we can potentially save lives.

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Taking Action

Kobe City will support startups to tackle the novel coronavirus threat through a regional improvement project InnoUvators

Kobe City has started accepting proposals and ideas for new technologies that can tackle the threat of the novel coronavirus on April 20 through the regional improvement project "Urban Innovation KOBE."

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Innovation doesn't always have to be directly developing new projects, it can also be found in the support and push for new ideas to be developed. Kobe City is making giant leaps in helping those with new ideas to combat the virus

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The Supply Chain Of The Future Is In China | Jing Daily

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to expand, retailers are discovering that modern supply chains must now be optimized and managed remotely.

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With China having such a large footprint on global exports, it's no surprise that digital supply chain has taken a giant leap forward in light of the Covid-19 pandemic with China in the frontseat.

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A billionaire art collector will distribute 10 million face masks in vending machines around Hong Kong

Renowned art collector Adrian Cheng has announced plans to distribute millions of surgical face masks free of charge during the coronavirus pandemic, using 35 specially built vending machines placed in various locations around Hong Kong.

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Showing the power of generosity, this billionaire vows to donate millions of masks to those that cannot afford or find their own masks during the COVID-19 crisis

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Israel’s Teva donating potential COVID-19 treatment to US hospitals

Teva Pharmaceuticals to donate 6 million hydroxychloroquine tablets through wholesalers to hospitals by March 31, and 10 million within a month.

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Pharmaceutical company will donate millions of hydroxychloroquine tablets

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Community Outreach

The Corona Community Hackathon

A collection of 'hackathon' challenges and innovation projects that anyone can join in to try and create innovation during corona.

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Hackathons are events for coders and programmers to come together and create something new and innovative in a short time. These collection of hackathons are centered around COVID-19

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Information

The Virus Changed the Way We Internet

With many stuck at home during the pandemic, Americans have been spending more of their lives online. This is how our habits have changed.

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Statistics are showing how Covid-19 is affecting daily life with media, entertainment and even work as internet useage takes a drastic change.

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Dashboard of the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak in Singapore

We sifted through the data provided by the Singapore Ministry of Health's dashboard (for the new coronavirus case data, we used it as is). There is no doubt that the data is very useful in understanding how the new coronavirus is spreading across Singapore.

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The neat design makes it easy to operate. Provide perspective from the data. Shows the location of the infection. Provide the known details of each case.

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Nextstrain dashboard

While too specialized for many users, this dashboard is perfect for scientists and those with a strong curiosity to learn about genetic mutations in new coronaviruses.

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Extremely good visual presentation and animation. Dashboard with your own data.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

We got the idea from a dashboard we created to track measles risk in the U.S. and created a new coronavirus dashboard. There are a number of map choices available. Many other dashboards around the world have taken this design as a reference.

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The information can be targeted to countries and locations where infected people have been identified, as well as the number of patients currently undergoing treatment.

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The Wuhan Virus dashboard:Deployed by Thebaselab

The Wuhan Virus, developed by Thebaselab, provides near real-time information on the number of new coronavirus infections around the world.

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Known case statistics for all countries where there have been confirmed cases to date are presented together.

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BBC dashboard

It aims to provide an excellent guide to how new coronaviruses have spread in the past few months.

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We are also looking at major areas outside of China where the number of infected people is very high, such as Iran, South Korea and Italy.

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New York Times dashboard

The unique dashboard communicates the situation to the public in an easy to understand manner.

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It shows the status of the infection to date and provides useful information on containment measures.

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HealthMap dashboard

If you play the animation of the figure, you can see how the infection has spread around the world in chronological order.

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It provides a chronological view of how infectious diseases have spread around the world.

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Singapore General Hospital dashboard

For each confirmed case, we know the date of case confirmation, the age of the patient, the place of admission, the place of residence, the place of work, and the place where the patient may have visited.

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A good dashboard to know the cases in Singapore.

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CDC dashboard

"It's a reliable dashboard for people who only want numbers and information. There isn't much data available to users outside of the US, and it's mainly for US people.
Pros: An easy ""at-a-glance"" overview of new coronaviruses in the United States. Provides information on the status of inspections by state."

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It's a great way to gather information about the United States, whether you're living in the U.S. or planning to come to the U.S. on business.

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The Government of the Hong Kong dashboard

The Hong Kong government's dashboard showing the spread of a new coronavirus in Hong Kong. Users can follow a road map to see where the identified patients live and get information on the most recent number of admissions, discharges and deaths. Apart from that, there are also a number of links to individual infection prevention measures and information sources.

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Users can follow a road map to see where the identified patients live and get information on the most recent number of admissions, discharges and deaths.

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GTN begins providing information on COVID-19 in multiple languages

In order to communicate accurate news regarding COVID-19 to foreigners living in Japan, Global Trust Networks (GTN) began broadcasting with native speakers in five languages on April 6.

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The languages offered are English, Vietnamese, Nepali, Portuguese, and Mongolian (languages are continually being added). You can listen on the company's website.

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A flexible hospital-grade remote care platform

Coronavirus Telemedicine Program for hospitals and HMOs

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A platform/dashboard that helps analyze medical problems

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Coronavirus Innovation Map

Global map of innovative solutions created in response to Covid-19.

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Global map of places where new innovation is being created in response to COVID-19

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Medical Testing

Israelis introduce method for accelerated COVID-19 testing

Technion and Rambam Health Care Campus scientists present a novel way to test more than 60 patients simultaneously.

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An accelerated method to test for COVID-19

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Science

Cigarette maker BAT claims coronavirus vaccine breakthrough

Testing a vaccine on tobacco plants paves the way towards millions of doses being produced a week

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By testing vaccines on tobacco plants, BAT hopes to to start mass production in just a few months time to accelerate the path towards recovery from COVID 19

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Folding@Home begins incorporating its research platform to help learn more about COVID-19

Folding@Home, the world famous crowd processing power project to help fight infectious disease has turned its sights onto COVID-19

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You can help yourself by donating some of your PC's processing power to the cause in mapping out the structure of COVID-19

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Eric and Wendy Schmidt Announce 2020 Schmidt Science Fellows

An initiative of 22 early-career scientists that aim to harness interdisciplinary approaches to tackle long-term societal challenges, including infectious disease, climate change, and biodiversity loss.

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This initiative hopes to turn 22 young scientists into the pioneers of tomorrow's society. It's noteworthy to exemplify young minds willing to break through what we understand about modern science and have them show the world what they can do.

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The CRISPR-based detection platform

Molecular-based diagnosis:The CRISPR-powered diagnostics provide unambiguous results in an instrument-free and disposable format.

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It is revolutionary method for molecular diagnostics, enabling limitless testing possibilities.

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