Category : Technology
The SARS-CoV-2 virus is taking over new areas of our planet. With each new day, the number of infected quickly increases, so it's the best time to take better care of your health and life.
Recently, all kinds of applications for mobile devices, which help monitor the epidemiological situation in the world, are becoming very popular. The latest one has just been prepared for the residents of South Korea. The country is currently leading the way in the number of people infected with SARS-CoV-2, so the authorities are doing their best to limit the effects of the pathogen spreading.
In this title a very practical application called ‘Corona 100m’ was created. It allows real-time monitoring of persons quarantined by the authorities in their homes. All people who have this application can check if infected persons, registered by the services in the registry, broke the quarantine rules and left their homes.
When such a person is only 100 meters from us, the application immediately triggers an alarm and provides live information based on the GPS signal where the infected person is moving. In this way, everyone can avoid these irresponsible people on the street, and the services can quickly take action to provide residents with a higher level of security.
The application is the authorities' response to the more frequent violations of home quarantine in South Korea. Currently, it covers several thousand people, but this number is growing rapidly every day. In total, Corona 100m has already been downloaded and installed by over 1 million users in three weeks.
A similar solution was also created some time ago in China. The application is responsible for the Alibaba group, and more specifically Alipay, which is a company specializing in mobile payments. The system tags city dwellers in three colors: green, yellow and red. The first means that we can move freely around the city, the second informs about the inclusion of such a person in house quarantine, and the third warns that she is infected with coronavirus and you need to stay as far away from her as possible.
The tagging system is already in force in 200 Chinese cities and is based on GPS positioning, city monitoring system and a database on citizens, and is also supported by advanced artificial intelligence technologies. China's human rights organizations are alarming that the authorities are using the coronavirus epidemic to further control society and limit freedom and rights.