Contact Tracing Tech

Self-Reporting, Crowdsourced Infection Mapping

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https://novid.org - in Android beta right now, but this tool can stop the spread of coronavirus by helping asymptomatic carriers find out about exposure much sooner, completely anonymously.

https://www.nhs.uk/coronavirus-status-checker

https://www.apple.com/covid19
This tool can help you understand what to do next about COVID-19.
Let’s all look out for each other by knowing our status, trying not to infect others, and reserving care for those in need.

https://github.com/alan-turing-institute/COVID-19_CLoCK/issues/1
Alan Turing Institute and collaborators: Citizen's logbook (“Create COVID-19 Symptom Tracker Colour Calendar #1), also seeking additional input from medical researchers, survey designers, mass observation study researchers etc 

Apple COVID Screening Tool
https://www.apple.com/covid19
This tool can help you understand what to do next about COVID-19.
Let’s all look out for each other by knowing our status, trying not to infect others, and reserving care for those in need.

self reporting
https://coronastatus.nl/
Netherlans

https://www.novid.org
Uses a different type of measurement (not GPS/bluetooth) to see how far away from each other smartphone users are? Some details in this post: https://www.facebook.com/poshenloh/posts/10158158726488545


🇦🇺🔗https://covid-form.service.gov.au/ 
Australian Government 'Coronavirus (COVID-19) self-isolation and test status notification' form

🇦🇺🔗https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/updates/special-team-to-boost-tracking-and-enforcement-in-bid-to-halt-coronavirus  
Australia Queensland (QLD) Governement 'Special team to boost tracking and enforcement in bid to halt coronavirus'


Privacy Preserving Contact Tracing Implementation Working Groups

🔗Unified research on privacy-preserving contact tracing and exposure notification for COVID-19
https://docs.google.com/document/d/16Kh4_Q_tmyRh0-v452wiul9oQAiTRj8AdZ5vcOJum9Y/edit

🔗CEN (Contact Event Number) Federation for Privacy-Sensitive Distributed Contact Tracing
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f65V3PI214-uYfZLUZtm55kdVwoazIMqGJrxcYNI4eg/edit#

Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing
European open-source technology for proximity tracing that apps can implement. If used internationally, cross-border travel can be facilitated.
🔗https://www.pepp-pt.org/
🔗https://twitter.com/marcelsalathe/status/1245290656010043392

DP-3T: A protocol from 8 universities (as part of, and to) PEPP-PT which enables proximity tracing without any centralised serve learning anything about users.
🔗https://github.com/DP-3T/documents

Privacy-Protection Guidelines for Contact Tracing Tech

🔗https://ethics.harvard.edu/outpacing-virus
Outpacing the Virus: Digital Response to Containing the Spread of COVID-19 while Mitigating Privacy Risks - Harvard Center for Ethics

🔗https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/03/30/science.abb6936
Quantifying SARS-CoV-2 transmission suggests epidemic control with digital contact tracing

🔗https://github.com/DP-3T/documents
Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and 6 other institutions

Self-Diagnosis Tools

Contact Tracing Apps
🔗 covidmaps.org
🗣 [email protected]
Open-source site  https://covidmaps.org which could be used in the collection and dissemination of COVID patient location history

🔗 covid19risk.com
🗣 [email protected]
Open-source project for mapping high-risk areas and contact tracing- We hope to slow the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19 with crowdsourced data.

🔗https://yjlou.github.io/2019-nCov
COVID-19 Location History Tool- A tool to compare user’s location history with patients’. It uses Google Maps Timeline KML data. All the data comparison is processed in local so that the user’s data are NOT shared with any government. Repository here https://github.com/yjlou/2019-nCov/tree/master/countries
Send a note to [email protected] if any government announces patient’s location history data. 

🔗https://github.com/mitra42/corona-tracker/
🗣[email protected] (for now - will setup a group or slack)
Corona-tracker- Just starting, the idea is to do something simpler and easier to go live quickly based on a webpage with location tracking. Help appreciated … 

🇺🇸🔗http://safepaths.mit.edu/
MIT Location Informations Storing and exporting - Maintains your privacy

🇸🇬🔗https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/coronavirus-spore-government-to-make-its-contact-tracing-app-freely-available-to
Watch this space! Add the singapore app when it appears

Is contact tracing getting enough attention in U.S. coronavirus response?
🔗https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-policy-watch/is-contact-tracing-getting-enough-attention-in-u-s-coronavirus-response/

The government in Iceland has released an app that helps to automatically track who you may get in contact with. It has very strict methods for storing & sharing the data.
🔗https://twitter.com/gislio/status/1245687468780859394

🔗https://bluetrace.io/
TraceTogether's model of community-driven contact tracing is the first nationwide deployment of a Bluetooth contact tracing solution in the world. We are hopeful that TraceTogether can bring benefits to communities around the world in our common fight against COVID-19. We are heartened by the interest from governments, non-profits and companies looking to adapt TraceTogether for their communities.

🔗http://bit.ly/locistory
Locistory is a decentralized, non invasive solution to tackle contact tracing. App stores location data only on device. App can send receive location alerts to public without panic.

Self-Diagnosis, Self-Reporting Tools

🇺🇸🔗Text ‘COVID’ to +1-623-428-0201
🇺🇸🔗memorahealth.com/coronavirus
🗣[email protected]
Text-based triage and tracking tool- People in the United States can text in to the service to ask questions about COVID, go through a basic CDC-based triage pathway, and receive a free telehealth visit.

🇬🇧🔗Coronavirus Live UK
live map showing confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK with facility to report your own self-isolation.

Mt. Sinai Health launches coronavirus app to track outbreak across the New York City
🔗https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/01/mt-sinai-hospital-launches-coronavirus-app-to-track-outbreak-across-the-new-york-city.html

UK has a new COVID-19 symptom tracker app.
'How are we supposed to tell who is infected with coronavirus and who is suffering from a seasonal sniffle or allergy? - Our failure to know the difference may lead people to inadvertently go out and spread the disease when they are infected.'
🔗https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/04/coronavirus-symptom-tracking-app-united-kingdom-pandemic-epidemic-covid19/

🇬🇧🔗 https://covid19track.co.uk
This website allows you to self-report Covid19 cases and symptoms anonymously via a simple form and also presents the overall numbers on a map. It also plots the government's existing data on the same map and doesn't store identifying information.

🔗 https://covid-19-track.com/
🗣 https://twitter.com/Covid19Track
COVID-19 tracker: Crowdsourced self reporting web app- Creating a baseline of potential cases from people reporting symptoms.

🔗https://flatten.ca
By logging your health on a regular basis, FLATTEN is able to identify regions where there are vulnerable, potential, and confirmed cases of COVID-19. This information is used for healthcare systems to optimize resources and for Canadians to understand the importance of social distancing.

🔗https://untested.io/dashboard
A community based tracker for self-reporting at a local level. With real-time updates it aims to provide public data faster than official testing can.

🔗 getpassbook.com/corona
🗣 [email protected]
🇦🇺🔗 https://apps.apple.com/au/app/spotlight-incident-reporting/id1316270935
🇦🇺🔗https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.safetyculture.spotlight2&hl=en_AU
Tested Positive After a Flight. Use your boarding pass to share your flight, seat, and contact information
If you are tested positive after your flight for Coronavirus COVID19, notify us immediately. We will instantly email all passengers on any flight where a Coronavirus case has been reported. We will not share your personal information with anyone. And, as with all GetPassbook data, it's kept secure and encrypted.

🇬🇧🔗 https://covid.joinzoe.com
Daily self-reporting mobile app designed by doctors and scientists at King's College London, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals in partnership with ZOE.

🔗 https://sneezemap.com/#
Sneeze Map- Self reported symptoms mapped to risk levels by symptoms

🔗 https://crowd-cure.com/
CrowdCure: Track your health daily to help doctors find a vaccine. Both healthy and non-healthy people donate their health data to aid clinical trials. In partnership with https://www.cure19.org/.

Blockchain.com
🔗https://www.the-blockchain.com/2020/03/27/novid-2020-american-scientist-pushes-for-block chairman -to-secure-mobile-citizen-data-and-build-payment-platform-for-addressing-pandemic-and-economic-crisis/
🗣[email protected]
NOvid 2020 MIT Scientist [Dr John Henry Clippinger]Pushes for Blockchain to Secure Mobile Citizen Data and Build Payment Platform For Addressing Pandemic And Economic Crisis

🔗https://www.reddit.com/r/China_Flu/comments/febv3t/what_its_like_in_china_0306/
QR code system from China/South Korea- The Chinese and South Korean protocols for covid19 containment appear to contain a system for "checking in" any public place using a QR code. That QR code logs everyone who is in that place at any particular time, and then if any one of those persons gets infected everyone who was there at the same time gets notified.

🔗 https://coda-coda.github.io/handshake/
🔗 https://coda-coda.github.io/handshake/Generator/
Further info relating to the basic implementation and the idea (plus the open source code) is here: https://github.com/Coda-Coda/handshake
This is not an ongoing project, just an idea and a very basic working implementation of the start of it (from one day’s work and using only free tools), but it would likely be quite easy to implement a fully-fledged version, so if you think it's useful please feel free to take take the idea and improve it.

🇵🇱🔗https://mothership.sg/2020/03/trace-together-covid/
Bluetooth-based tracing app from Singapore (TraceTogether). Developed by the Singapore government. Based probably on Bluetooth Low Energy. Available for both Android and iPhone. A lot of emphasis on privacy. Some other variation on Bluetooth-based tracking can also be imagined, that would be suitable for other countries, or the world.

🔗https://code4.ro/en/apps/stam-acasa/ -- App under development by 🔗https://www.facebook.com/code4romania/. "Centralization and monitoring of the state of people under auto-isolation with standardized questionnaires completed daily directly in the users’ web application, for their families."

🇬🇧🔗http://cov-clear.com/
Self reporting and sharing with NHS

https://sniffoutcovid.org/
Recent work by two British ENT surgeons Claire Hopkins and Nirmal Kumar observes that people with sudden isolated anosmia (lost sense of smell) seem to have a high probability of being infected by the Virus despite no other symptoms. The #CovidSmellTest campaign will ask participants to self administer a simple smell test by sniffing common household objects. The aggregated data from tens of thousands of these tests could provide a marker for emerging COVID-19 disease clusters.