needgap, create startup ideas by solving problems http://needgap.com Submit problems for startups to solve for building startup ideas and creating products which people want. Sat, 11 Apr 2020 02:27:00 +0000 Universal hyperlocal COVID-19 tracing app #coronavirus #privacy Technology had been an indisputable force multiplier in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the countries such as China, Singapore and South Korea.<div><br></div><div>Apps which provided <b>realtime anonymised movement information</b> of infected patients such as <a href="https://coronamap.site/">Corona Map</a>&nbsp;in South Korea and <b>community-driven contact tracing app</b> such as <a href="https://bluetrace.io/">BlueTrace</a>&nbsp;in Singapore proved to be hugely successful in containing the spread of COVID-19 in those respective countries.</div><div><br></div><div>But not all countries are equipped to deploy such apps on demand, so there is a need gap for a <b>universal hyperlocal COVID-19 tracing app</b>, which can be used by any country in the world with significant smartphone penetration.</div><div><br></div><div>The primary aspects of such application should be,</div><div> <ul><li>Privacy of the patient, the data should be anonymised to prevent harassment.</li> <li>Dashboard for health workers to update realtime information of the places, time where the patient had visited.</li> <li>Web application, to ensure compatibility with various devices and for fast update/deployment.</li> <li>Open-source.</li> </ul></div> 5 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/105-universal-hyperlocal-covid-19-tracing-app-coronavirus-privacy 105 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 05:44:00 +0000 Weather correlation with COVID-19 #datascience #coronavirus I see that several politicians, govt. officials mention that new cases of COVID-19 would come down as the global temperature rises owing to seasonal changes. Yet, daily reported cases around the world is <a href="https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus#what-we-would-want-to-know">growing exponentially</a> even as the temperature rises.<div><br></div><div>I would like to know the temperature and other weather correlation with the new confirmed cases of COVID-19, I don't think there is yet a visualisation available for that.</div> 3 points posted by Asra Banu /problems/97-weather-correlation-with-covid-19-datascience-coronavirus 97 Mon, 09 Mar 2020 13:14:00 +0000 Fast, Inexpensive COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) test kit #coronavirus #medicaltestkit Just took tests for flu like symptoms, turned out to be a normal flu. Owing to the flu season and&nbsp;COVID-19 scare; there are large number of people undergoing these tests, <b>pushing the hospital resources to its limits</b>.<div><br></div><div>That's why COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 has become especially dangerous. The true death rate from COVID-19 might be closer or bit higher than a severe season flu, but SARS-CoV-2 is more contagious than seasonal flu, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/29/health/coronavirus-flu.html">with each person infected with it infecting 2.2 other people</a>.</div><div><br></div><div>With the risk of COVID-19 disease becoming a <a href="https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2003762">pandemic</a>, we need faster, inexpensive test kits available soon. <a href="https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical-guidance/laboratory-guidance">WHO is developing protocols for COVID-19 tests</a>, current available test kits are complex, expensive and are limited to only speciality disease centers <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/testing.html">even in developed countries</a>.</div><div><br></div><div>Poor countries, wouldn't stand a chance if COVID-19 becomes a pandemic and hence we need fast, inexpensive test kits distributed globally to every primary care centers.<br></div> 3 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/95-fast-inexpensive-covid-19-sars-cov-2-test-kit-coronavirus-medicaltestkit 95 Mon, 02 Mar 2020 13:21:00 +0000