Trial of virus-spreading app to track course of contagion

Australian and New Zealand researchers have developed an Android app based on the Singapore government’s OpenTrace contact tracing software that will be used in an upcoming trial simulating how pathogens such as the coronavirus spread.

The Safe Blues trial, led by the University of Queensland, will use Bluetooth signals to transmit tokens between mobile devices that mimic virus spread in a real-time manner and study how social mobility affects the spread of an epidemic.

It will be tried out by students and staff from the University of Auckland from May to provide information on how COVID-19 spreads though communities.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: Safe Blues

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