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AarogyaSetu App: To assess the risk of catching Coronavirus infection

  • IASbaba
  • April 3, 2020
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AarogyaSetu App: To assess the risk of catching Coronavirus infection

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Science & Technology

In News:

  • Objective of App:  To enable people to assess themselves the risk of catching the Coronavirus infection
  • Working: The app utilizing Bluetooth technology detects other devices (also having same app) that comes in the proximity of the phone. 
  • It then calculates the risk of infection based on sophisticated algorithms and artificial intelligence if any of these contacts is tested positive.
  • The app helps in quick contact tracing if a person is tested positive 
  • Developed by public-private collaboration involving multiple stakeholders
  • Privacy Upheld: The personal data collected by the App is encrypted and stays secure on the phone till it is needed for facilitating medical intervention.

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