It is an infectious Disease cause by severe acute respiratory syndrome. Identified for the very first time at Wuhan, Capital city of china in December 2019 and then starts spreading globally and now almost the whole world is suffering from this disease.
The total cases globally as of 26 April are around 2.89 Million, 203,000 deaths and 822,000 has been recovered. We all know how it spreads and what are the precautions and symptoms. So moving towards how digital health technology help in managing this outbreak
With the rate of new COVID-19 cases developing constantly, medicinal services partners are proceeding to look for instruments and prescriptions to help digitally this coronavirus outbreak.
Digital health technology came with some tools aiming to help in monitoring the spread of this disease like facebook, google, amazon and WHO (World health organization) collaborate to fight against this disease together by inventing and using some digital tools.
Technology has a history of treating viruses and different diseases, in term of coronavirus we are seeing the uses of some digital tools for information like chatbot helpers, WHO guidance tools, other than this digital health technologies came with a lot of new technologies that are helping in managing the coronavirus outbreak.
Tracking Coronavirus Pandemic
Different type of tracking system has been introducing in the world for managing coronavirus pandemic, these are some tracking pandemics:
Denmark government tracking system:
The Danish Government has collaborated with IT service provider to create digital solutions to ease the regional constraints on lockdowns. The Danish software company and the National Digitalization Board have created ‘COVIDmeter,’ which allows users to input and control the symptoms of coronavirus, and the ‘Mobile Proximity App,’ which monitors the virus spread.
Kinsa Health, a company that uses internet-connected thermometers, has been supplying people with smart thermometers to monitor home fevers. Smart thermometer users would then be able to monitor their temperature and symptoms instantly. Although the thermometers cannot confirm whether a person has the coronavirus, the thermometer-captured fever as an early indication of possible infection.
Patients and Visitors Monitoring
Artificial intelligence has also been introduced to help medical personnel screen visitors and treat sick patients in hospitals in the United States and abroad. for example, artificial intelligence developed by Care.ai, Inc. to screen hospital visitors with camera-embedded facial scanners that analyze facial attributes and thermal scans to determine if a visitor is feverish.By using these tools in hospitals reduces the spread of virus.
Another type of artificial intelligence technology can be used by medical facilities to protect the staff and track patients carefully. For example, in Israel, the Sheba Medical Center monitored patients at remote hospital units in hospital dormitories and underground car parking garages.
Sheba’s sensor technology is placed under the patient’s mattress and analyzes the patient’s heart rate, respiratory rate, and body motion. The hospital staff can then monitor the patients remotely and be alerted as they occur to deteriorating health conditions. This approach not only decreases the vulnerability of the medical personnel to the virus, but also benefits patients by enhancing healthcare quality.
3D Printing and Monitoring
3-D printing has been noted for its crisis remediation ability and we see that with COVID-19. For the isolation of infected patients the Chinese used 3-D printed rooms. Facebook has a forum, OSCMS, dedicated to developing, validating and sourcing emergency medical supplies from open source manufacturing. Technologists are developing tips for using 3-D printing to build values and components for ventilators and sharing them with healthcare professionals around the world through platforms such as Google Docs and WhatsApp. There are different accounts of short-term usage ventilators made using 3-D printing techniques.
Quick Diagnosis of Coronavirus
Additionally, it initially took several hours and even days to diagnose the disease. Yet coronavirus can be detected in just a few minutes, thanks to advanced digital health technologies. When a person is infected with the disease, anyone who has come in touch will also be infected and quarantined for a specified period of time. This whole process is extremely quick, and can be handled in time for those affected. In addition to this, quicker diagnosis also control the virus spread. However, soon after the disease was detected coronavirus diagnosis was established. The diagnosis period is rising dramatically with the advent in technology and now one can learn about the existence of the virus in their bodies in just a few minutes.
Coronavirus can quickly spread from human to human, which presents a high risk of contracting the disease for medical staff. Doctors are not fully secure, even after wearing full boy suits, gloves, and facemasks. Nevertheless, the disease can not affect robots. It is for this purpose that most hospitals use robots to treat patients. The robot introduces food and medical supplies, allows the doctor to talk to the patient through a computer, and sterilizes and cleans the room.
A variety of companies and businesses donate robots to various hospitals for the same purpose. This would prevent medical staff from contracting the virus in a situation where their presence is of greatest concern.
Hospitals are overflowing with patients, so doctors are still in short supply. When the present doctors became sick, staff shortages will increase. An infected physician may also pass on the disease to many others.
Healthcare software development firms are developing applications to prevent disease transmission, track the activity of those infected, provide detailed information about the disease, and let patients speak to physicians via text messages, video calls, and voice calls.
Since the disease can spread very quickly, the best way to protect yourself from the disease is to avoid encountering individuals that may be affected. If you’re going to a hospital, a supermarket or even on the street, people who are carriers of the disease can roam around, honestly speaking, people do not know that they have the illness because the signs may start late, or they may assume they suffer from common cold or flu. Using apps that allow you to communicate with experienced medical practitioners can help you avoid a doctor visit. You can get general illness treatment while you sit at home.
In addition, there are apps which allow you to access the latest coronavirus updates from credible sources. You can also treat your coronavirus symptoms by using the software. The app will also inform you whether you are at a higher risk of being sick and whether or not you should go to a hospital for screening.
Interactive Maps for Tracking
An online interface to visualize and track the recorded cases on a regular basis. They have made the entire data set available for download as a Google File. The map shows new incidents, the deaths confirmed and the recoveries. Data collected from different health organizations like WHO, FDA etc
Genome Sequencing for Vaccination
Since the first case was observed, the genome of COVID-19 was fully sequenced by Chinese scientists in less than a month. Quick two dozen more have been completed since the first sequencing was finished. This is again due to the technical developments and the impetus for international cooperation. Scientist told that these genomes would be important for the manufacturing of vaccine and diagnostic purposes.
In addition, they helped millions of pharmaceutical firms to have a virus vaccine ready for human testing in weeks, a process that usually takes years.simply genomic technique is one of the valuable technology because through this tech we can find therapies and speed up the process
In a Nut Shell
Coronavirus is a disease which is very easy to spread among humans. Only after using a sanitizer, constantly washing hands and wearing masks, one cannot protect oneself completely from the disease. Only after using a sanitizer, constantly washing hands and wearing masks, one cannot protect oneself completely from the disease.
People are becoming more aware of the disease now. Health practitioners can now detect the disease more easily, track patients and produce an efficient vaccine at a much faster rate. Digital health technology has thus significantly contributed to the control of coronavirus outbreak.