Idea Stage
Actively Recruiting

Patient chat: Local Peer-to-Peer Video Chat for Biosecurity Medical Contexts

A single-purpose application allowing high-quality audio and video chat between two nearby mobile devices without LAN or internet

Global
Created 4 months ago
61 Volunteers

About the Project

Description

Phone-to-phone video chat without Internet or a Local Area Network needed.

A single-purpose application allowing high-quality audio and video chat between two nearby mobile devices without external networking. Essentially turning two phones into a pair of video-enabled "walkie-talkies", connected to one another by Wi-Fi signals without any other network or devices involved.

Intended for use where biosecurity makes direct contact difficult and unsafe, allowing easier communication with patients inside biosecurity zones.

Primary use-case (based on requests from medics) is a COVID-19 medic checking in frequently with a patient in an isolation room without physically visiting each time.

Medics can use it to interact more frequently with their patients while conserving PPE and minimizing exposure risk. Families can use it to interact with loved ones that cannot be safely visited in person. Works like a baby monitor, but deployed on any mobile device without additional hardware.

Open source and freely available to all users. Copyleft in hopes that improvements made by commercial contributors will be shared.

How far along is it

Spec reasonably advanced, and github repo stubbed out.

Help Needed

Tasks that need to get done

- prototype audio visual stream over peer to peer connection
- research compliance issues, patient privacy, data security, etc
- identify clinical setting and users for beta

Project details

Who is already working on this

A small group of volunteers including an Android engineer, a humanitarian aid worker, and a medical doctor.

Helpful links
How to get in touch
ivangayton@gmail.com
Preferred Volunteer location
Remote
Organization status
Not specified