Aga Khan University Hospital has released a mobile application ‘Corona Check’ so that people can monitor the symptoms of the virus while staying at home.
According to Aga Khan University’s website, the purpose of introducing the app is ‘to facilitate Pakistani citizens to analyze symptoms indoors and to inform them of further steps’.
This app uses an interactive chatbot equipped with artificial intelligence that advises users to understand the symptoms, identify potentially affected by COVID-19, and turn in timely help.
This app will ask people different questions such as travel history, their symptoms and whether they have come in contact with a COVID-19 patient.
The user can also listen to these questions in Urdu and according to the answers the application will be asked to seek medical advice or it will inform them whether they need tests, In the app.
The app also has videos to raise awareness of COVID-19, as well as emergency numbers for hospitals and ambulance services along with the national helpline.
Android users can download it at this link while Apple devices have the link. Earlier, the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) also introduced an app for Android phones.
In this app, people can do their screening for COVID-19 through English and Urdu. It was developed by Nust’s National Center of Robotics and Automation (NCRA) and claimed to have been used more than 8,000 times in 9 different countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates.
This app can be downloaded by going to this website http://www.ncra.org.pk/covid/. The site also has a method for using it, which is very easy and can be used by almost everyone.
Large technology companies are taking various steps to ensure easy access to information regarding this global epidemic. Apple also Launches a Website for Coronavirus Screening.
In Germany, a smartwatch app has also been introduced that combines data such as pulse, temperature and sleep by smartwatches or fitness tracker wearers to analyze the flu-like illness.
The French government is also working on developing a smartphone app that will alert users when contacted by a coronavirus patient. Similar apps were also successful in China, Singapore, and South Korea.