BASIC INFORMATION

Short name: COVID
Long name: Containment of Outbreaks of Virulent Infectious Diseases

Company: MRI LTD
Country: UK

Call Stage 1: F4Fp-SME-1 (see call details)
Proposal number: F4Fp-SME-COD2000629-02

SUMMARY REMARKS & TESTBEDS

Covid-19 pandemic that originated in China, within weeks made Europe the epicentre of one of history’s worst catastrophes. The Covid-19 pandemic is a wakeup call. There are other known pathogens with infectivity much higher than Covid-19. The existential threat to mankind from a new nano-sized enemy lurking somewhere is real. COVID (Containment of Outbreaks of Virulent Infectious Diseases) is a novel wearable device that potentially secures humanity from any such impending apocalypse.AI-powered decentralized COVID enables states to autonomously/anonymously monitor and detect the earliest signs of an outbreak and implement privacy-preserving containment measures via screening, contact tracing, quarantine, social-distancing, mobility restrictions, etc. With the ultimate aim to become an autonomous health passport to seamlessly authorize safe human mobility across COVID Check Points (CCP). CCPs are non-intrusive walkthroughs that autonomously and seamlessly screen citizenry for any morbidity risk at the entry point to spaces housing significant human congregation, like airports, malls, cinema halls, trains, buses, cross-border travel, etc. We aim to validate the networking ability of the device for GDPR-compliant human surveillance using always-on BLE-5mesh-networking protocol for containing the rapid spread of infection by restricting the movement of the suspected/infected persons in high footfall spaces by alerting the surveillance system.

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