Since 31 December 2019 and as of 11 April 2020, 1 653 204 cases of COVID-19 (in accordance with the applied case definitions and testing strategies in the affected countries) have been reported, including 102 088 deaths. There are more than 100 countries in full or partial lock down around the world. There is shortage of proper safety equipment for doctors or general public to protect themselves.
Health facilities are over-burdened and people need to be enforced into the quarantine. It will reduce social interaction and minimize the domino effect of the rapid spread of COVID-19. Locking down a state or country is not a solution as more people will die of hunger than COVID-19. The better approach is to enforce people to stay at their homes and isolate themselves at home.
What it does:
The solution is designed to take help of the technology in order to help governments implement social distancing and better monitoring of the suspected victims. Solution is designed by keep data privacy and security at the core. If enforce a user to stay and better compliance to system guarantees better incentives from the government. There are multiple hierarchical user personas for monitoring and operating the system.
The solution operational current smartphones of the user with a dedicated Android app. Victims are sent multiple tasks over in the app to keep an close eye on them. The app also provide victims ability to keep track of latest developments and chat option in order to get in touch with the administration and periodically notifying about their health.
How I built it:
We developed Android App Using Kotlin and Web Dashboard using React. Our Application is hosted on Google servers along with firebase for realtime updates. We delete All the data once subject has Completed his Quarantine. We just require home location of user. Realtime locations are not sent to server. They are handled by Android to send us notifications when user leaves home. We have our algorithms to detect if user is faking hi GPS location. For this we may ask to turn on WiFi.
Challenges I ran into:
Looking for authorities and people to understand the dire need of such a Quarantine enforcer
Accomplishments that I'm proud of:
We developed in this pure intention to help everyone in this global crisis.
What I learned
Technology comes in handy to tackle adversities by intelligent use.
What's next for Stay Home:
We want to make it generic for all levels and types of governing bodies across the globe. Authorities can assign roles and duties according to their own hierarchies and structures. This needs to be integrated with surveillance control centers. Notify or contact people if they are in close proximity of suspected patients or too crowded areas. People who recently traveled would be notified to register with the government. We need to facilitate people to be able to move, responsibly, and keep the economic systems running. Add features for mental and physical health activities in-App to keep people engaged and healthy.
android, django, ios, machine-learning, react, web