Continuous proximity detection across iOS and Android devices in background mode for contact tracing and infection control according to epidemiology requirements.
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This solution will:
This is a new, original, free and open source cross-platform proximity detection solution that has been developed according to epidemiology requirements (Ferretti, et al., 2020) for controlling COVID-19. This Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) based solution offers accurate and frequent distance measurements between phones running iOS 9.3+ and Android 5.0+, including devices that do not support BLE advertising (circa 35% in the UK).
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For current and historic test and efficacy results please see the Efficacy section of the Herald website.
Ferretti, L., Wymant, C., Kendall, M., Zhao, L., Nurtay, A., Abeler-Dörner, L., Parker, M., Bonsall, D., and Fraser, C. (2020) "Quantifying SARS-CoV-2 transmission suggests epidemic control with digital contact tracing", Science, vol. 368, no. 6491, New York.
Statcounter 2020, Mobile Operating System Market Share, Statcounter Global Stats, viewed August 2020, https://gs.statcounter.com/os-market-share/mobile/worldwide
|Last commit: 3 weeks ago|
This release improves detection and reliability on iOS and improves performance when communicating with Android devices. Various internal changes have been made, and a move to a new Bluetooth SIG registered manufacturer and service UUID has been made. This release also includes the Analysis API, making in-memory, high performance analysis of sensor data possible in real time and using window functions.