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  • We want to flatten the curve and avoid further spread of COVID-19 by using Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality.

    Did you know that 20% of COVID-19 hospitalized patients have shown sign of heart damage & 92M people in USA have heart disease?

    Health system can only provide services to 20% of COVID-19 patience & even existed one due to shortage of workforce & high patients risk. We provide virtual tele-health (patient engagement) with full interaction using augmented reality and virtual reality.

    We aim to combine clinical need and available expertise across borders.

    We have the following options based on our volunteers expertise:

    - Use AR for temperature monitoring
    -Use AR/VR for telemedicine
    -Use AR/VR to teach how to use medical device like ventilators

    Any help will add values to accelerate the launch of our products & improve patient care.

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    Please see our Github page! https://github.com/checkuponme/info

    We’ve entered into these strange times where self quarantining alone and making sure you don’t leave the house without your mask and gloves has become the norm.

    Unfortunately what’s also starting to turn normal is the fear and anxiety that many people experience dealing with these situations that we’re now facing every single day.

    I have this friend who I play online games with. His name’s Siad. He is who I actually got this idea from originally. He has lupus which is a disease that affects the immune system.

    He’s the type that’s a total loner and he loves it that way.. however... this lifestyle presented several problems for him.

    His condition makes him extremely susceptible to COVID-19 and the effects from it would be extremely severe for him. This makes going out and doing simple things like getting groceries much more dangerous for him than a person with a normal immune system. On top of that, since he doesn’t really have anyone else to rely on, he has no other choice but to take the risk. Imagine that… Risking your life so you can get groceries.

    That’s a situation that I don’t think anyone should ever have to be put in. That is the problem that I’m solving with CheckUpOn.me.

    CheckUpOn.Me provides a text-distribution and outreach tool for creating connections between volunteers and people who would like to be checked in on. During the COVID-19 pandemic our goal is to help where it's needed most by connecting people in need with volunteers who will be ready to take action..

    Our solution is built on top of the Open Source React and NodeJS project called Spoke, which is maintained by MoveOn.Org. Spoke is an application that facilitates texting between end users and volunteers and is most famously known for being used by the Bernie Sanders Campaign and Elizabeth Warren Campaigns for voter outreach.

    While our current goal is to support the fight against COVID-19, our end goal is to help enable virtual civic collaboration for creating the cure for significant systemic risks to which adequate public and private solutions don't exist by rapidly creating and spreading a global, community driven, open source solution.

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  • 63 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We are building a solid-state nanopore device that can count individual SARS-CoV-2 virions in diverse bodily fluids without reagents or a cold chain.

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    COVID19 changed the way we live, work, interact with each other, and even the way we get hospitalized when we need medical care. For many of us, Corona Crisis has or will have in the future an enormous impact on our personal, professional, financial, and medical situation.

    For this reason, we decided to start a community of people with diverse backgrounds, business, financial, medical, psychology, legal, design user experience, human experience, customer experience, service design, research, IT, software, hardware, public sector, and anything else you can think of, willing to spend 1%-5% of their time working together or advising the people working on challenges.

    We launched our beta invitation yesterday, and at the time being, our Design Against Corona community has 52 people from all around the world and seven challenges to work on.

    To propose impactful and feasible solutions, we need more people and more challenges.

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  • Our website hosts several different projects that we have been working on over the past few weeks: 1) Aggregated Resources for people starting their own mutual aid groups 2) Ahead of the Curve - a series of panel discussions (still in early stages) and 3) Global Dispatches - a journalistic project, in which people from around the world share how COVID-19 has impacted their lives. The site is gaining traction, but is quite basic (made only with Wix and Google Suite). We would like a web developer to work on the UI.

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  • Create a map-based data input component that will output historical geo-timeline information for confirmed cases like what's available here: https://github.com/jihoo-kim/Data-Science-for-COVID-19/blob/master/dataset/Patient/PatientRoute.csv, but for any geo. To be inserted in any tool that doctors, testers will use so they can interview cases and click and add info.

    The map component takes in an initial center (lat lon) and an anonomyzed patientId to begin recording a historical footprint timeline (i.e. series of footprints with lat/long/date/time info) for a particular case that can then be saved to whatever output destination it needs to saved to.

    This component can be used as a stand-alone as at the demo site https://geotime.gregmarlin.com or imported into any React project as a component.

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  • 59 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We're developing a high scale collaboration platform with autonomous organization capabilities. Our aim is to provide groups, organizations, communities and companies with a robust tool that would enable its users to form a self-organizing, decentralized, democratic community whereby each user has a direct impact on the consensus and decision making of the group. (Imagine, for example, a space where a huge group of scientists around the globe can collaborate together on a vaccine for the Coronavirus)

    We're making use of git (distributed version control system) and other cutting edge technologies to achieve our vision.

    Join us to create the next generation of collective intelligence technologies!

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  • We are creating a website to connect children around the world during the times of work from home, social distancing and remote learning. This project is coming out of FriendshipWeek, a dream project of 3rd grader. We are seeking help with organizing an ecosystem to assist children to learn, connect and grow with each other.

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKBpcRd7C1Y

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  • flashpub.io is a startup that partners with specific research communities to accelerate discovery with smaller, faster research reports. We're launching an outbreak science community to rapidly publish and update spread models of COVID-19 at the city level and predict when cities may reach a tipping point in hospitalizations vs capacity. This project will help fill a critical missing information gap in modeling data at the city level that can be used to make resource allocation decisions. Model predictions for each city will be published and peer reviewed at outbreak.flashpub.io.

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  • 51 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Most of the health care workers are fighting the COVID19 without enough medical supplies. Many hospitals are out of masks and other PPEs, we have some factories that can supply a Milion mask in about two weeks.
    We need to raise a fund and work with Hospitals to arrange the shipping, make a priority, and all other logistics.

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  • 51 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We are building an AI audio parsing app to differentiate a normal cough vs a Covid-19 infected cough.

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    diafyt ​can identify COVID-19 coronavirus symptoms in type 1 diabetics. This is because AI recognizes an increase in insulin demand and increase in body temperature.​​ Patients can be informed when symptoms of an infection occur. This leads to a lower risk of getting infected and reduces the severity of the disease in the event of an infection.

    ​​​Problem being diabetic:
    Diabetes makes patients more vulnerable to infection, both bacterial and viral. This is because an elevated blood glucose provides an environment for microorganisms to thrive and multiply. Not only that, but elevated blood glucose interrupts the ability of our white blood cells to fight infection.

    Detect an infection:
    diafyt determines the individual insulin demand of patients with type 1 diabetes using machine learning methods. An increase in insulin demand is an indicator of infection. In addition, data analysis detects an increase in body temperature. This allows us to identify the signs of coronavirus infection.

    What diafyt can do:
    Diabetics can better maintain their blood sugar levels. Patients can be informed when symptoms of an infection occur. This leads to a lower risk of getting infected and reduces the severity of the disease in the event of an infection.

    What you can do:
    We would be able to build a coronavirus enabled app in less than 3 month or less for US and patients worldwide. However we are short of resources to build and ship as fast as needed.

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  • During times of crisis, there is an outpour of heartfelt stories and asks for donation (rightly so). Although, it's difficult to find these stories and verify they are genuine. That's why we're building a platform that curates and verifies donation events for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Owners and employees are being hit the hardest right now. Let's do our part to save the heart of the American economy.

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  • We're working on a new mask that helps reduce the spread of the virus by a factor of 6 compared to the best masks used in the hospital system today.

    We have the designs, it's already been rigorously tested and written about in research papers, we now need to bring it to production ASAP.

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  • Privacy-conscious contact tracing app based on Singapore's open source app.

    Currently, nobody in the US is doing contact tracing because we have too many cases to effectively trace. But in a month or so after the initial outbreak passes we'll want to start opening up the economy again as countries like China and Singapore have already done.

    At that point, we'll need to double down on contact tracing. This project's goal is to have that infrastructure ready to go and widely distributed by the time we need it.

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  • I started Halo to connect scientists directly with companies that can help bring their ideas to market faster in any research area. I'd like to use our platform to connect companies working on COVID-19 with our network of scientists who come from 200+ universities across the world.

    Halo works just like a job site only companies post RFPs around their research interests and scientists submit research proposals. Here's a live example but in Water Research: www.halocures.com/research/water

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  • 43 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We help people heal emotionally during and after the pandemic.

    We build Siri shortcuts, Bixby capsule, Alexa skill, and mobile-app to facilitate guided voice-journaling, healing message, and COVID-19 health instructions.

    We need your help to bring our products to those who need it. Also, if you're a good engineer, we would always be excited to hear from you.

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  • 43 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Delovery is a delivery service to address the COVID-19 Pandemic. With many that are susceptible to not only contracting, but potentially dying from the virus, it is more important than ever to reduce risk.

    Our delivery service is designed to have Coronavirus tested drivers to ensure that exposure and contamination are minimized for the greater population.

    Right now Delovery is getting support from prominent community figures, medical professionals and governments in the United States and Canada.

    With a rally cry of:

    “Reduce interactions. Reduce risk. Reduce consequences.”

    It’s not hard to understand what value Delovery is bringing to communities everywhere.

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    In this project we aim to find new materials (local to each jurisdiction) to reduce transmission rates of virus. The goal would be to locally manufacture masks and other PPE for use within local population. In addition we need to further understand the chemical interaction between virus and surfaces to make surfaces which the virus can't last very long on.

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  • Researchers and ML scientists are using AI to detect COVID-19 in CT and x-ray images. Example: https://github.com/bkong999/COVNet

    Arterys has opened its tech platform to developers working on medical image AI models (marketplace.arterys.com). We need to get these AI models into the hands of researchers and clinicians around the world so that they can validate and improve them and collaborate on AI tools for fighting the pandemic.

    There's already one COVID-19-specific model on the platform: https://marketplace.arterys.com/model/aitroxchestCT

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    The US Covid-19 Law Project will track state and federal laws and policies, and provide an interactive display for people to understand different approaches to the emergency pandemic response.

    Legal mapping is a tool legal epidemiologists use to produce robust data using a systematic process. Policy surveillance tracks laws over time and across multiple jurisdictions. Policy surveillance allows us to: create legal data for evaluation, allows stakeholders to track projects, supports the diffusion of innovation, and provides a dataset for historians.

    Our project will record and track changes of COVID-19 related policies over time through a crowd-sourced approach with graduate students, post-docs, and law students acting as policy researchers, legal coders, back-end programmers, and user interface programmers.

    Aims
    We are proposing to accomplish mapping the legal response and disseminating the results with the following specific aims:

    Aim 1: To track state and federal policies related to states of emergency, social distancing (quarantine, isolation, closures), implementation of crisis standards of care, health care worker liability risks and protections, and public health surveillance activities.

    Aim 2: To create an interactive web-based map using a tool such as leaflet.js to display the collected policies

    Aim 3: To develop a back-end database where volunteers can easily manage the policies displayed on the front-end map.

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  • 39 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    A free helpline given to charitable clinics that offers information to concerned patients, offers callbacks and links up to telemedicine services.

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    Stealth.ify is a web-based app that uses geospatial technology and predictive analytics to create fencing and levels of contracting the virus based on someone’s location; connecting real-time foot traffic data of stores/supermarkets to prevent crowdedness in an effort to adhere to social distancing. Interactive map features and push notifications to alert user when they have reached a high risk area. Product updates in real time using predictive analytics to estimate the rate of spread.

    We are currently building a mock up and demo. Looking for strong product design volunteers to join and add their expertise to this amazing project that will have features that exceed beyond covid19.

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  • 39 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We offer facilitated support and growth groups for mental health and wellbeing. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, we are creating specific programs for people who are impacted in ways such as healthcare workers, parents, those with relationship struggles, those high-risk for COVID-19, etc. We also have a program available to people on a sliding scale basis.

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  • Money during Corona is an initiative to support people who have recently been laid off or had their employment/finances adversely affected by coronavirus.

    Learn more here: www.moneyduringcorona.com

    In just 2 days we have had: 200+ signups and and >1000 messages sent to users.

    Users can sign up with their phone number, and we send curated text messages alerting them of job opportunities (e.g. Walmart is hiring 150k workers, Outschool is hiring 5000 remote teachers). We also plan to send out messages on how to file for unemployment, online gigs, and other financial tips. Our goal is to tackle the "access to information" problem which makes it difficult for people to take advantage of opportunities that exist out there.

    It's a simple concept, but we believe supporting people's employment and finances is one of the most impactful things that can be done right now. (Also massive shoutout to the frontline healthcare workers serving patients and saving lives).

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