COVIDx - Crowdsourcing Wearable Data to Predict & Prevent COVID-19 Spread project
- Short description
Objective: Reduce the R0 to < 1 by October 1, 2020
We're trying to predict & prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections by:
1. Using wearables to detect variances in resting heart rate, sleep, & body temperature
Studies show that resting heart rate data & sleep quality measured from a Fitbit can predict influenza-like illnesses at the state level. We're extending these studies to detect COVID-19.
2. Crowdsourcing self-reported symptom checks
Along with passive, synchronous, and physiological data analysis, we're crowdsourcing self-reported symptom checks. Daily check-ins can help understand where the greatest needs will be.
3. Gamifying self-quarantine, isolation, & social distancing protocols
Let's apply behavioral economics & gamification techniques that incentivize people to follow the best protocols for their situation. We can have leaderboards for the most time stayed at home, mint cryptocurrency for daily check-ins, etc. Let's make it helpful, fun and less scary.
The end goal is to get ahead of the coronavirus infection and flatten the curve before our healthcare system collapses.
- Who is already working on this
Brennen Hodge, CEO of Citizen Health (https://www.linkedin.com/in/brennenhodge/)
Megan Janas, COO of Citizen health (https://www.linkedin.com/in/megan-janas-b95b72127/)
James Cunningham, Ph.D., CSO of Citizen Health (https://www.linkedin.com/in/drjamescunningham/)
Nabyl Bennouri, Advisor for Citizen Health (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nabyl-bennouri-7074511/)
Feedback from multiple doctors.
- How far along it is
We already have an open source app in the iOS & Android app stores that connects to wearables and tracks steps, sleep, and activity. See (https://citizenhealth.io/humantiv/).
We've built a scientific/medical community here that can help test: https://hq.citizenhealth.io/
This app is being donated to the COVID-19 crisis efforts. Let's build on it.
- Demo, mockups, or documentation
Our Trello board: https://trello.com/b/iaHAdHFK/covidx
Overview Loom video: https://www.loom.com/share/08aee67ed6504fbb8095ea7fa90c39a0
Servers: AWS, Google Firebase
- How to get in touch
- Rocket Chat: https://chat.citizenhealth.io/channel/covid19 | Email: email@example.com
- Helpful links
- Project status
- In progress
- Tasks that need to get done
First, we need a lead developer to manage GitHub, Firebase, and other parts of the stack.
Analyze heart rate, sleep, temperature, and self-reported data to find insight into COVID-19 spreading.
Help with a decentralized identity solution.
Optimize for mobile.
We need a marketing & social media person who wants to take this to millions of people.
Project managers are needed.
- Number of volunteers needed
- Skills needed
- Project type