Blyncsy wants states using Apple and Google technology to pay it $1 per resident. It may not win, but the patent tussle could deter others from adopting apps.
Lack of coordination, test shortages, and mistrust of technology have hobbled what looked like a promising innovation.
Alphabet, Microsoft, and Salesforce are offering services to track employees, arrange tests, and record results—all while most of their staffers are remote.
The companies will handle more of the technology for notifying people who may have been exposed to the coronavirus. Privacy won’t be affected, they say.
In a study, people responded to messages that resonated with them personally—up to a certain extent. The results could help shape responses to future pandemics.
Workplaces are deploying technology to screen employees who may be sick. But past experience suggests the sensors won’t find many infectious people.
Social distancing requires rethinking the layout of workplaces. A new breed of robots can help keep factories and warehouses running.
Hospitals are deploying tablets and smartphones to protect staff, preserve protective equipment, and help patients connect with loved ones.
China and South Korea used smartphone apps to monitor people with the disease. But Americans have different views of privacy and data collection.
“Virtual visits” can be an effective way to decide who needs to be tested for Covid-19. But remote doctors can’t diagnose or treat illness.