K-CORE TRACING APP
A DIGITAL CONTACT TRACER FOR COVID-19
A Digital Contact Tracer Platform
A partnership between 10+ academics led by Kcore Analytics, City College of New York and business leaders in the advertisement community are tracking millions of data points from mobile phone calls, GPS apps data, Bluetooth signals, public transportation and social media to fight the coronavirus pandemic using machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Our objective is to perform digital contact tracing to halt the spreading of the pandemic at the city, state, and nation-wide level. We identify red zones with high probability of infection to help policy makers improve social distancing protocols and directed quarantines.
Data notifications are pushed to citizens via a dedicated App to provide information about the probability of contagion, suggest individual quarantines and identify red zones.
MAY 21, 2020
Kcore-Tracing, the Contact-Tracing App with Latin American talent that is fighting against Covid-19
(Article in Spanish: Kcore-Tracing, la App de Contact-Tracing con talento latinoamericano que está luchando contra el Covid-19)
MAY 19, 2020
Etice delivers pioneering Covid-19 tracking environment in Ceará
(Article in Portuguese: Etice entrega ambiente pioneiro de rastreamento de Covid-19 no Ceará)
MAY 7, 2020
KCore launches App to advance personalized targeted quarantines.
(Video in Spanish: Lanzan app para avanzar en una cuarentena personalizada y focalizada)
MAY 4, 2020
Argentine scientist designed an App to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
(Article in Spanish: Científico argentino diseñó una App para prevenir el contagio de coronavirus)
We collect data from the listed sources and crosscheck them with local health authorities reports with confirmed cases of COVID-19. We then run our algorithms to construct contact networks of individuals to determine the super-spreaders of the epidemic. Our approach is transparent and based on cutting edge network theoretical methods developed at KCore Lab and published in the scientific literature.
We initiated our analysis with the City of Fortaleza in Brazil. We identify red zones and perform digital contact tracing. A sample of a daily trajectory and location of two infected people are shown in the figure. Results are shared through an App used by local citizens in Fortaleza.
DIGITAL CONTACT TRACING MODELS
REALTIME DATA AND
INTERESTED PARTIES INCLUDE:
Our collected data include the following sources:
✓ Mobile phone location and GPS app data in Latin America
✓ Social media activity such as Twitter
✓ Bus transit data regarding the user-route
✓ Bluetooth signals between mobile phones.
Looking to identify sources of infection, target infected groups and propose effective measures to halt/slow down the spreading of COVID-19 in cities or countries, regardless of the status of the spread
Interested in accessing and evaluating the geographic effects of governmental actions in order to contain the spreading of COVID-19.
Keen on learning if they have been in contact with infected people.
Interested in investigating how the coronavirus is spreading.