Contact Tracing

Contact tracing is vital to controlling the spread of COVID-19. Manual contact tracing can be time consuming and unreliable, which is why our team has developed an instantaneous and automatic way to notify users that have been exposed to COVID-19 positive patients.Bluetooth, communication, connection, connectivity, technology icon

Using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Corus is able to detect phones in close proximity. The RSSI values obtained from Bluetooth devices are able to be converted to distance values. If the user has been in close proximity for an extended period of time, this even will be registered on the app. If a user has tested positive, those who have been in close physical contact with that person will be notified anonymously. The notified users will be strongly suggested to self-isolate to protect those around them.

Additionally, a map displaying the concentration of COVID-19 positive cases is included as part of the app. To protect the privacy of the patients, the user will only be allowed to zoom in to a certain amount.