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  • Hey, Siri, do I have coronavirus?

  • A few questions can help you understand your situation.

  • Ready to begin.

  • More and more tech companies are stepping up to fight the virus from wearables to contact tracing to developing at home kits.

  • Of course, these inventions do not replace safety precautions, nor are they intended to be a fix.

  • All but technology can make a difference in combating the virus spread.

  • For one, Apple and Google are teaming up to build a contact tracing feature for their phones, which would use Bluetooth to track physical proximity between phones and hence their users.

  • This would all be on an opt in basis.

  • So if you're one of the users who tested positive for co vid 19 you could report it through the APP, and then users who were in recent contact with you would get a notification before you scream Concerns of privacy and practicality.

  • The tech giants are working on that with a beta version available for developers now.

  • Besides contact, tracing Apple is also offering Resource is to screen your symptoms through its website or through Siri.

  • Do you have any of the following fever, dry cough or trouble breathing, but if you're not in the apple ecosystem and own an Amazon Alexa product, if you think you have co vid 19 I can ask you a few questions based on 500 guidelines.

  • You could also ask the voice assistant to play a song for 20 seconds while you wash your hands.

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  • Along with the collection of screening services, there's also been a rise in maps and dashboards.

  • Facebook released a map of people in the United States who have reported Covad 19 symptoms.

  • The data is from serving more than a million anonymous participants, and the map breaks it down by each county.

  • Facebook and Google also developed mobility dashboards, showing how movement has changed in places like supermarkets and transit stations.

  • Wearables have also become popular for earlier health detection.

  • More than 2000 healthcare workers at the University of California San Francisco campus have received in or a smart ring.

  • This ring has technology to track changes in body temperature, heart rate and sleep.

  • The goal is to identify frontline healthcare professionals who may be infected before they become symptomatic.

  • Eventually, researchers hope to gather enough data to develop an algorithm for Cove in 19 detection.

  • Artificial intelligence is also assisting frontline healthcare workers.

  • Technology giant Alibaba is using AI to speed up the process of analyzing C T scans.

  • This process normally takes up to 15 minutes, Alibaba says.

  • The AI shortens it to a max of about 10 seconds and in mid March said it had already analyzed over 240,000 CT scans while maintaining a 96% accuracy rate.

  • This technology has been tested in hospitals in China, and Alibaba hopes to expand its usage to Europe 23 me is also conducting research of its own a genetic study.

  • Of course, its goal is to obtain over one million responses and analyze genetic factors that might be associated with Cove in 19.

  • To understand why some experience more severe symptoms than others, this research will also consider non genetic factors like age, obesity, pregnancy and prior exposure.

  • Other tests that will slowly come to the market are at home kits.

  • Everly well has been doing at home kits for many health concerns, from fertility tests to allergy tests.

  • Thio HIV tests its latest cove in 19 at home test is not yet available to the general public, but it is working with the FDA to meet guidelines and is offering bulk order options to hospitals and health care providers.

  • The way these at home tests would work is you take an online questionnaire to see if you qualify to receive a kit.

  • Once approved, this $135 kit will be mailed to you within 48 hours of the lab.

  • Getting your sample.

  • You'll get your results digitally.

  • If the results are positive, there's telehealth available to inform you on next steps.

  • There are many more companies making big and small steps to fight Covad 19 and we will continue to see more in the future.

  • But in the meantime, stay healthy.

  • Use these tools of applicable and follow instructions.

Hey, Siri, do I have coronavirus?

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